Vehicular Assault In Colorado
Colorado Vehicular Assault Lawyer, C.R.S. 18-3-205
If a person operates or drives a vehicle in a reckless manner, and this is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another, such person has committed vehicular assault in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas counties, Colorado. If the driver is under the influence of alcohol or another substance when vehicular assault is committed, it is considered a strict liability crime. This crime is almost always charged when someone is injured by a drunk driver. With driving offenses, it is possible to also be charged with a regular assault. Depending on the severity of the injury to another, serious consequences similar to those involving charges of assault with a deadly weapon (in this case, a car), can be charged. In situations where you have been charged with Colorado vehicular assault, you need a law firm with aggressive criminal defense attorneys at your side. We are that law firm.
Sentencing Details For Vehicular Assault
Sentencing for this crime differs depending on whether the alleged crime is committed with or without the influence of chemical substances, such as alcohol or drugs. If the alleged crime occurred when the defendant was sober, then he or she will likely be charged with a Class 5 felony. If Colorado vehicular assault is committed while under the influence, then it will be a Class 4 felony. The difference between a Class 5 and Class 4 felony, can be as great as three years in prison. (C.R.S. 18-3-205).
Contact O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, at 303-731-0719, and set up a free initial consultation concerning Colorado vehicular assault.
Similar to driving under the influence, in the event you are pulled over by an officer who has probable cause for the commission of vehicular assault, the driver must legally submit to an analysis of blood, breath or urine. Any person required to submit to testing who refuses, is considered as refusing to submit to chemical testing. Failure to submit to an analysis will result in at least a year’s suspension of the driver’s license. C.R.S. 42-2-126 (3). Agreeing to submit to testing but then being noncooperative with the person administering testing is also considered a failure to submit to testing. For more information, look at our DUI/DWAI page. Unlike in DUI/DWAI situations, the officer with probable cause for Colorado vehicular assault can actually force a driver to submit to a test to determine the presence and level of alcohol or drugs. There are many other considerations that go into the defense of your Colorado vehicular assault charge, so it is important to consult an experienced Colorado lawyer who knows and understands vehicular assault.
Denver Vehicular Assault Attorney
At O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, we’re dedicated to making sure you have a strong defense in your Denver, Adams, Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties’ vehicular assault case. We’ve successfully defended our clients in Colorado vehicular assault cases for years, leading to our clients’ acquittal, reduction of sentence and case dismissals. If you are contacted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call a full-time Colorado criminal defense lawyer at 303-731-0719 to set up a free initial consultation. Together, we can protect your future.