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What are vehicular assault offenses in New York?

In New York, there are different penalties for different levels of vehicular assault. Today, we at the Law Office of Scott G. Cerbin, ESQ., PLLC, will take a look at how vehicular assault is categorized in the state and how a conviction may impact a driver.

There are three categories of vehicular assault as defined by the New York Penal Code. This includes aggravated vehicular assault, as well as vehicular assault in the first and second degree. Despite the fact that vehicular assault in the second degree is the least severe of all of these charges, it is still classified as a felony in the state. As a Class E felony, a conviction carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 4 years.

The more severe an offense is, the heavier these penalties become. This could mean facing higher fines, longer jail sentences, and potentially permanent repercussions. For example, your license could be suspended or even revoked, and you may be barred from any job involving commercial driving in the future. If you hit and injured anyone, the severity of your penalty can also change depending on how badly they were harmed by your actions.

Because of how complex it can be to deal with vehicular assault cases, it can be vital to seek the aid of an experienced attorney. If you are currently facing vehicular assault charges of any kind, know that it can severely impact your life moving forward. Having an attorney who is well-versed in vehicular assault or DUI cases can be invaluable.

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