Driving recklessly or driving under the influence can result in serious consequences, including criminal charges. One father is facing criminal charges after accidentally hitting two teenage girls getting off a school bus. He allegedly told police he was driving around looking for his son when he hit the two girls with his SUV. One of the girls suffered a broken bone at the base of her spine and a broken pelvis as a result of the incident. Police suspect the man was under the influence of narcotics while driving. In Denver, Fremont County and every other county of Colorado, he would be charged with Vehicular Assault, C.R.S. 18-3-205.
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Definition of Vehicular Assault in Douglas County, Colorado
In Douglas County, Arapahoe County and every other area of Colorado, Vehicular Assault is charged:
Whenever a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner and their conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another person. It can also be charged when someone operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs, and their conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another person.”
Serious bodily injury includes injury that involves a risk of death, a risk of serious permanent disfigurement, a risk of protracted loss or impairment of the function of a body part or organ, or breaks, fractures, or burns of the second or third degree. Since the man in the news story allegedly hit two girls with an SUV, which resulted in serious bodily injury to one of the girls, and since he was suspected of driving under the influence, he would be charged with Vehicular Assault.Protect your future by working
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Adams County Driving Under the Influence Vehicular Assault Lawyer – Steeper Penalties Involved
Vehicular Assault while driving recklessly and causing serious injury in Adams County and Jefferson County is a class 5 felony. However, if you drive a car while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination or alcohol or one or more drugs and cause serious injury to someone, you will be charged with class 4 felony Vehicular Assault. Committing Vehicular Assault while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a strict liability crime across Colorado. You can also face a class 4 felony charge after 3 or more prior convictions of a DUI, DUI per se, DWAI, vehicular homicide, vehicular assault or a combination of any of these.
Vehicular Assault Lawyer in Denver: Call Today if Charged
If you have been charged or arrested for Vehicular Assault after driving recklessly or driving under the influence and causing serious injury as a result anywhere in Colorado, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Do not speak with police or give them any statements which can be used against you in court. Get a lawyer on your side who will fight hard for your rights and your future. You cannot fight alone. Call our office today.
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