"Assault by Auto" Charges in New Jersey
Parsippany DWI Lawyer
Assault by auto is a serious offense that occurs when the driver of a motor
vehicle strikes and injures another person. In order to be convicted of
assault by auto, the prosecution must show that the driver intended to
harm the victim or the driver behaved recklessly. A driver that is under
the influence is considered to be reckless and subject to the harsh punishment
of an assault by auto conviction. If you have been charged with DWI and
assault by auto, you need to contact an experienced and capable
Parsippany DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Assault by Auto Penalties
In addition to the
DWI penalties that you may be facing, the punishment for assault by auto can involve
up to 10 years in a state prison. The level of punishment for assault
by auto largely depends on how severe the injury was and where the accident
occurred. For instance, if serious bodily injury resulted and the accident
occurred in a school zone the incident is considered to be a second degree
crime and is punishable by up to 10 years in a state prison. If you were
driving under the influence and caused serious bodily harm to another
person with your vehicle, it is considered to be a third degree offense
which can result in 5 years behind bars.
Zealous prosecutors will aggressively seek the harshest punishment. At
The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., my firm will not allow
you to be intimidated by the prosecution. I will match and exceed their
aggression when it comes to protecting your rights and your future. My
firm is determined to obtain the most favorable result available.
Protecting Your Rights in Parsippany and Morris County
As the decades have passed, the law has hardened toward drinking and driving
and especially toward any accidents where the driver is accused of being
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The penalties for assault by
auto are evidence of system that is unforgiving toward those accused of
a crime. While the law might say that you deserve a severe penalty, I
say otherwise. I understand that people make mistakes or are wrongfully accused.
You deserve an aggressive and effective defense so that you can put this
matter behind you and focus on a better future. At my firm, every case
is approached with absolute determination to achieve the best possible result.
Contact us today to discuss your DWI case and legal options.