"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.

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