Jefferson County DUI Attorney Chris Cessna
Felony Vehicular Assault
When an impaired driver causes serious bodily injury (or SBI) to another person, whether it is another driver, passenger, or pedestrian, they will be charged with felony vehicular assault. If you or someone you love has been charged with felony vehicular assault involving DUI, you should speak to defense lawyer Chris Cessna immediately.
In reality, vehicular assault is simply a DUI with the added legal element of "serious bodily injury" or SBI, and of course very serious penalties, including prison time. However, because of the SBI component, the law allows police to forcibly obtain three separate blood draws (each one hour apart). These blood draws and their forensic results will form the cornerstone of the governments evidence against you. Doesn't it make sense to have an attorney on your side who actually has the formal scientific training background and who understands the potential flaws and weaknesses in the government's seemingly powerful evidence?
This is not to the time to hire an attorney who is "the family friend." At a time like this, you need an attorney who knows how to look deep into the government's scientific evidence and find the problems that often exist.
Representing clients in Jefferson County, Attorney Cessna handles a multitude of DUI charges, including felony vehicular assault and homicide. Because a victim was injured during such an incident the charges are extremely serious and a conviction could mean harsh penalties and years of prison time, so it is imperative that you hire the right lawyer with the proper formal scientific background best suited to defend such a case.
Individuals who are convicted of felony vehicular assault in Jefferson County may face years of prison time, fines, restitution to the victim, hundreds of hours of community service, long probationary periods, driver’s license revocation, and alcohol treatment or counseling. The exact penalties will depend on the nature of the crime, the extent of the victim’s injuries, and the defendant’s criminal record. Those individuals who have previous DUI offenses on their records will face even harsher penalties than first time offenders.
Another serious consideration is facing civil lawsuits and penalties outside of the criminal liability. Even though our office does not handle the civil aspect, we can give you much needed advice to help mininmize your both your civil and criminal liability if you call us immediately.
Contact Jefferson County DUI Attorney Christopher H. Cessna today if you have been charged with felony vehicular assault! Call us at 303-456-1600.