What is Vehicular Assault?
Vehicular Assault in Washington occurs when a person, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving recklessly, operates a vehicle that causes substantial bodily harm to another person.
While most motor vehicle offenses (including DUI) are charged as misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors, some traffic crimes, including vehicular assault, are serious enough to be charged as felonies. Vehicular assault in Washington, such as hit and run, is classified as a class B felony under Washington State law and can result in a prison sentence of up to ten years and a $20,000 fine.
Vehicular Assault, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving and Hit and Run – Washington State Legal Penalties
Conviction of a serious traffic offense such as vehicular assault could result in:
- License suspension
- License revocation
- Heavy fines
- Jail time
- A state prison sentence
- Felony record
- Loss of right to vote
- Mandatory drug or alcohol treatment
Due to the life-altering legal consequences that are involved, it is always in a person’s best interest to obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who has the legal skills and knowledge of what it takes to successfully fight vehicular assault charges.
Hiring an Experienced Vehicular Assault Attorney
Kannin Law Firm P.S. is a criminal defense law firm that has been helping clients throughout Washington State contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results in state and federal court for more than ten years. Our skilled attorneys have years of court room experience and we are fully prepared to undertake our clients’ cases. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve.
Serving all of Washington State
For our clients’ convenience, we are in the vicinity of courthouses in Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Redmond, Tacoma, Lynnwood, Tukwila, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Bellevue, Newcastle, Redmond, Everett, Bremerton, and Factoria. We represent clients from King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish counties, as well as all areas of Washington State. We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If the government has charged you with vehicular assault or reckless or negligent driving, you may need an attorney. Call Kannin Law Firm P.S. at 206.574.0202. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options in any vehicular assault case, including hit and run in Washington State.