Assault By Automobile
Have you been charged with assault by automobile in Mercer County, New Jersey? This kind of charge can have a lasting impact on your life – especially if someone was injured. Charges of assault by auto carry serious criminal penalties, which require the in-depth legal knowledge of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
I’m John W. Hartmann, Esq. a criminal defense lawyer here in West Windsor, New Jersey. I serve as an aggressive advocate for individuals accused of vehicular assault. I fight beside my clients at every stage of the legal process, ensuring they have the best possible chance of securing a favorable outcome.
Assault by automobile requires the prosecution to prove that you were the operator of the vehicle, that you engaged in reckless conduct, that you caused an accident and that you caused injury to another as a result of your reckless conduct. I thoroughly analyze each element of these charges and craft a strategic defense plan that can stand the test of trial.
Assault by automobile charges can fall into several different grades related to the severity of the offense, including:
- Disorderly persons offense: Charges for conduct resulting in bodily injury to another may carry a sentence of up to six months in jail, probation and fines up to $1,000.
- Fourth-degree offense: Charges for conduct resulting in serious bodily injury to another may carry a sentence of up to 18 months in jail, probation and fines up to $10,000.
- Third-degree offense: Serious bodily injury to another from a DWI-related accident may carry a sentence of up to five years in jail and fines up to $15,000.
- Second-degree offense: Second-degree charges committed in a school zone may carry a sentence of up to 10 years in jail and fines up to $150,000.
If you have been charged or think you might be charged with assault by automobile or vehicular assault in Mercer County you must contact John W. Hartmann, Esq. at 609-897-1111 or send an email through our online form. I am right here in West Windsor and I offer a free consultation.