Other Common Major Vehicle Crimes

›››The following content is an excerpt from a live interview with Richard Jacobs founder of my DUI Attorney dot org. The interview has been transcribed and contains information for educational purposes only. Please call Michael Munoz to get legal advice for your particular situation

Munoz: Another common vehicular crime is aggravated assault (also filed as a dangerous offense). Aggravated assault is essentially the same as a manslaughter, where you did something recklessly. The difference is, aggravated assault is charged when someone is seriously injured, but they do not die.

Interviewer: What are the kinds of behavior that commonly leads to these charges? We’ve talked about street racing or having alcohol or drugs in your blood so far. Do people run people over and get charged with this, or are there other kind of actions that you see commonly where people are charged with this crime?

Munoz: Yes. You can have a vehicular crime that was intentional, where somebody is sober and they ran over or into another person. But once the crime is intentional, it really doesn’t matter if you’re driving a car or not. If the state can prove you did something intentionally then it’s no different than a murder with a gun because the car becomes the weapon.

Interviewer: Understood.

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