Facing Vehicular Assault Charges In Phoenix?

Vehicular Assault Attorney In Phoenix

 

A car accident can be a life-altering event, especially if the driver is charged with vehicular aggravated assault. That car accident could land the driver in prison for a significant amount of time.

 

If you or your loved one is facing charges related to vehicular aggravated assault, you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. No matter who was at fault, everybody has a right to a zealous defense. Just being charged with vehicular aggravated assault does not make you guilty, and a proper defense goes a long way in preventing a conviction.


Vehicular Aggravated Assault

 

The State of Arizona does not provide any specific statute criminalizing vehicular assault. However, a driver involved in an accident can be charged with aggravated assault. The charge of aggravated assault is leveled when the driver knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly causes injury to other drivers or pedestrians. In the case of aggravated assault, a vehicle is considered a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. 


Vehicles Are Considered a Deadly Weapon or Dangerous Instrument

 

Vehicular assault occurs when a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes any physical injury to another person or threatens to cause such injury. In Arizona, vehicle assault is charged as aggravated vehicular assault. Under the law of Arizona, an assault becomes aggravated if it causes serious physical injury or the injury is caused using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

 

A vehicle, such as a car is considered a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument in the eye of law. So, any injury caused by a vehicle is automatically charged as aggravated vehicular assault.

 

Punishment For Vehicular Aggravated Assault In Arizona

 

A charge of vehicular aggravated assault is a serious offense with severe prison time. In Arizona, a conviction for a first offense for vehicular aggravated assault is a Class 3 dangerous felony with the following penalties:   

 

  • A presumptive prison sentence of 7.5 years;
  • A minimum prison sentence of 5 years;
  • A maximum prison sentence of 15 years; and/or
  • A fine of up to $100,000.


Common Defense Strategies Against Vehicular Assault

 

In the case of vehicular aggravated assault, the prosecution must prove that the driver acted recklessly, at the very least. If the defendant is successful in proving that he was not driving recklessly, or he was not under the influence of any drug or alcohol, and the accident happened due to some other cause, charges against him may be dropped. Again, there are other defenses and mitigating factors particular to the circumstances of each case that may help a defendant.

 

Vehicular Assault Attorney In Arizona

 

If you or your loved one is charged with vehicular aggravated assault, you are facing a serious felony with severe punishment. You need an experienced attorney by your side to fight the charges. An experienced attorney will be able to find out the best defenses in your case and present them before the Court.

 

Our firm has years of experience in defending violent crime charges. We are ready to guide you and your loved one in every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation. 


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