PITTSBURGH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT LAWYER
HOW IS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BY VEHICLE DEFINED IN PENNSYLVANIA?
Section 3732.1 of the Vehicle Code requires the prosecution to prove three things before a person can be convicted of aggravated assault by vehicle:
- Recklessly or with gross negligence causing another’s serious bodily injury;
- “While engaged in the violation of any law of this Commonwealth or municipal ordinance applying to the operation or use of a vehicle or to the regulation of traffic” (except DUI); and
- The violation is the cause of the injury.
HOW SERIOUS IS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT BY VEHICLE?
Aggravated assault by vehicle is a third-degree felony, punishable up to seven years of imprisonment.
If the prosecution can prove that the homicide-by-vehicle offense “occurred in an active work zone,” then the convicted defendant may be sentenced up to an additional term of two years imprisonment.
An additional term of up to two years imprisonment may also be tagged to a conviction of homicide by vehicle if the person is also convicted of Section 1501, Section 1543, Section 3316, Section 3325, or Section 3327.
If you or a loved one is charged with aggravated assault by vehicle, 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