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Aggravated Assault by Vehicle

The term “traffic violation” might make it sound like a minor crime. However, in some instances, the results of a traffic violation can be severe. When you are driving on the road, it is not only your responsibility to drive safely and abide by the rules, but you also need to make sure that all your fellow commuters are safe on the road. But, if you fail to do this, it is natural that you will cause some real difficulties for others on the road. And often, the result is disastrous. That is why it can be a harsh criminal offense that might need the expert handling of a Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney like Sean Logue and his associates.

If, while driving your car, you switch lanes in a reckless fashion, you could run into another car and cause serious injuries. In such a situation, you would likely be charged with aggravated assault by vehicle. You will probably be left feeling scared, and regretting the accident. You will most likely dread the coming consequences. If convicted of these charges, you face expensive fines and a prison term.

In this situation, you need to hire an experienced Pittsburgh Lawyer like those at Sean Logue Law. If you are arrested, their attorney will help you by guiding you through the legal battle and standing by you in this stressful situation.

Things You Need to Know About Aggravated Assault by Vehicle

According to Pennsylvania law, aggravated assault by vehicle happens when you drive recklessly, or neglectfully violate speeding laws, or drag race, and cause serious injuries to others on the road.

Sometimes, an accident may be just that – an accident – but the prosecutor believes you did one of the following:

  • Violated a Pennsylvania traffic law or municipal traffic ordinance
  • Caused someone else to receive a serious bodily injury while you were driving
  • Drove “with gross negligence” or recklessly

These charges don’t cover the injuries caused by DUI, which fall under a completely different type of offense and separate law.

Aggravated assault by vehicle is a serious offense according to Pennsylvania law. It is a third-degree felony that could result in up to seven years of imprisonment and fines of up to $15,000.

If you are in an active work zone when you cause the injury, your punishment can include up to two more years in prison.

The prosecutor must prove that you were not exercising a reasonable level of caution or care when the accident happened. This is difficult to do, and the evidence he will have will likely be circumstantial. A highly-trained attorney like Sean Logue and his associates will be able to show that the accident was just an accident and that it was not caused by either gross negligence or recklessness.

What Do I Do if the Police Arrest Me?
  • Be polite and cooperative.
  • Don’t try to talk the cops out of arresting you.
  • Refuse to answer the repeated questions of the police politely, before you get in touch with your Pittsburgh Lawyer. Tell the police you want your lawyer present.
How Will a Lawyer Help Me?

Most of the time, these traffic violations happen due to a lack of knowledge about legalities and rules. If you are involved in the case of aggravated assault by vehicle, it is necessary for you to understand the trouble you are in. So, when you are in such a situation, it is necessary that you get in touch with someone who knows about the laws. Come to us at Logue Law Group. Our team of Criminal and Traffic Lawyers in Pittsburgh will not only educate you about the case and its merits, but will also stand by you to protect your rights. Call us now for a free consultation.

Call Logue Law Group right away at 1-844-PITT-DUI or (412) 389-0805. You can also contact us online.

Want to Learn More About Pennsylvania’s Traffic Violation Laws?

Descriptions and definitions of traffic violations are found in the Pennsylvania Traffic Code under Title 75.

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