If you have been accused of vehicular assault, contact a criminal lawyer in Denver as soon as possible. Vehicular assault is a very serious crime in which a person is accused of operating a motor vehicle in a way that caused serious bodily injury to another person. If the victim dies, the charges will be upgraded to vehicular manslaughter. Police officers may charge you with vehicular assault if you are found to have allegedly driven in a reckless manner and this conduct was the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries.
You might also be charged with vehicular assault if you were found to have allegedly driven while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and this behavior was the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries. For the purposes of these charges, aerosol inhalation is considered a drug. If vehicular assault involves a DUI or DWI, it is prosecuted as a Class 4 felony. Vehicular assault based on reckless driving is prosecuted as a Class 5 felony.