PITTSBURGH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT LAWYER
HOW IS THIS CRIME DEFINED IN PENNSYLVANIA?
Section 3735.1 of the Vehicle Code requires the prosecution to prove three things before a person can be convicted of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI:
- Negligently causing another’s serious bodily injury;
- The serious bodily injury is “the result of a violation of Section 3802”—that is, the DUI law; and
- The accused is also convicted of a DUI
HOW SERIOUS IS THIS CRIME?
Aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI is a second-degree felony, punishable up to ten years of imprisonment.
A person who is convicted both of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI and either (1) Section 1501 (driving without a license), or (2) Section 1543 (driving while operating privilege suspended) may be sentenced up to an additional two years of imprisonment.
If you or a loved one is charged aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, Ryan H. James, who has tried and argued these cases with successful results. Attorney James can be personally reached at 412-977-1827, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org