Under Washington law, vehicular assault is defined as: “a car accident that results in substantial bodily harm to another when a driver operates a vehicle in a reckless manner, under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or with disregard for the safety of others.” Vehicular assault charges are a serious matter and require the expertise of a seasoned criminal defense attorney who is well versed in Washington vehicular assault laws.
Penalties For Vehicular Assault
Vehicular assault is charged as a class B felony in the state of Washington and can result in the following penalties:
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Up to a $20,000 fine
- Mark on driving record
- Mark on criminal record
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on the convict’s vehicle if the assault was due to DUI
- Increased auto insurance premiums
- Loss of auto insurance
- License revocation or suspension
The more serious that the victim’s injuries are, the more substantial the penalties will be. If you’re facing vehicular assault charges, it is essential that you contact a criminal defense attorney with experience who will aggressively defend you in court. The Law Offices of Greene & Lloyd, PLLC has successfully experience defending vehicular assault charges, and we will bring our expertise and resources to your case. Our goal is to get the criminal charges against you reduced or dismissed, and keep your driving record clean. Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss the vehicular assault charges that have been levied against you. We are available to assist you.