Aggravated Assault While DUI
Whenever a traffic accident involves serious injuries and the police suspect the one responsible was drunk or high, prosecutors bring aggravated assault charges. After this sort of arrest, you may wonder if you have any defense options, especially if you believe you were not drunk at the time of the accident.
At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we know how the rules work and can examine all the relevant information to ensure the best possible defense.
Contact Bellwoar Kelly, LLP if you need information regarding aggravated assault while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Reading or West Chester. Schedule a meeting by calling 610-314-7066.
Pennsylvania law defines aggravated assault while DUI as negligently driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and then subsequently causing serious bodily injury to another person.
This is a first-degree felony and those convicted face up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $25,000. A lengthy license suspension may also be part of the sentence.
One of the most important reasons why you should contact Bellwoar Kelly, LLP anytime you face an arrest is that the potential penalties can be life-changing. Don’t risk proceeding through the criminal justice system without an advocate on your side. The penalties are too severe.
An Aggressive Defense Plan
As in any criminal case, prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
When it comes to aggravated assault via DUI, several distinct things must be shown. First, it must be proven that you were in fact driving under the influence of alcohol. Sometimes prosecutors’ evidence is based upon a false report. One of the first things we do is examine test results for police errors. The second thing they’ll need to prove is that you directly caused the injuries in question.
In these sorts of situations, it’s important to have a lawyer who can look at your case from multiple vantage points. This is what makes Bellwoar Kelly, LLP unique. Our attorneys not only have experience defending similar cases, but they also have experience prosecuting cases while working for the District Attorney’s Office.
If you need more information about assault by vehicle or our approach to criminal defense, call Bellwoar Kelly, LLP at 610-314-7066.