Vehicular Assault in Washington
The consequences of a DUI in Washington state can be harsh — and they are even more severe if you have injured another person while driving under the influence. If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident and are facing charges for vehicular assault, it is imperative to have an experienced defense lawyer on your side to protect your freedom, Constitutional rights and driving privileges.
The Fox Law Firm PLLC has more than 35 years of experience representing clients in Washington DUI cases and strives to obtain the most favorable outcome for each client. Jon Fox is a skilled attorney who will help you build a solid defense for the best possible results in your case. No matter how complex your case, the Fox Law Firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to reach the best possible resolution.
Consequences of Vehicular Assault in a DUI Case
In Washington, a person can be charged with the felony of vehicular assault when they operate a vehicle with disregard for the safety of others, drive recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and also cause substantial bodily harm to another. Substantial bodily harm is broadly defined by the law as a temporary but substantial disfigurement, or a temporary but substantial impairment of any part of the body or organ.
A conviction for vehicular assault has great implications. It is a felony with the potential for a lengthy jail sentence. While a sentence ranging between three and nine months is deemed the “standard range” when an individual does not have a prior record, the penalties can increase based on criminal history. In addition, if the bodily harm to the victim substantially exceeds that required to satisfy the legal criteria for an offense of vehicular assault, the prosecutor may seek an enhanced sentence.
Additional penalties for vehicular assault while driving under the influence can also be imposed:
- Vehicle impoundment
- License suspension
- Mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device
- Alcohol evaluation and treatment
- Electronic home monitoring
A DUI of any type is a serious matter especially when you are facing felony charges. If you’ve been charged with vehicular assault in Washington, an experienced DUI defense attorney can assist you with mounting a solid defense.
With so much at stake, DUI charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, can feel overwhelming and daunting. Having trusted counsel by your side can help to give you peace of mind that your legal rights will be safeguarded. With a commitment to taking the burden off your shoulders, the Fox Law Firm will carefully assess your DUI case and develop an effective defense strategy.
Contact an Experienced Defense Lawyer for Drunk Driving Accidents
If you are facing an accusation for a DUI vehicular assault, an experienced DUI attorney can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights. Providing aggressive advocacy and relentless representation, the Fox Law Firm PLLC has been fighting for the rights of clients in DUI cases since 1985. Contact Attorney Jon Fox for a free consultation to learn how he can help by calling (425) 274-9190.