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Knoxville Vehicular Assault Defense Lawyer

Our DUI Attorney Is Ready to Help

Vehicular assault is an extremely significant charge, as it involves causing serious injury to another person by fault of an intoxicated driver. While DUI convictions are serious enough, a vehicular assault charge can escalate the consequences to an irreversible point. The crime carries life-changing punishments because it involves both a DUI and assault.

No matter how complex your charge may be, our experienced vehicular assault defense attorney is prepared to pursue the best possible outcome available. Contact us at (865) 896-9971 or reach out to us online to schedule a confidential consultation.

Vehicular Assault Is a Felony

Vehicular assault penalties can have a lasting impact on your record and reputation. These include:

  • Class D felony status
  • 2 to 12 years in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • License revocation for 1 to 5 years, depending on the number of prior offenses
  • Potential mandated participation in a drug and alcohol treatment program

Understanding Aggravated Vehicular Assault

You may be charged with aggravated vehicular assault while driving intoxicated if any of the following conditions are present:

  • Two or more prior DUI convictions, vehicular assault convictions or any combination
  • One prior Vehicular Homicide conviction
    • A BAC of .20% or greater at the time of the vehicular homicide has 1 prior DUI or vehicular assault offense

Aggravated vehicular assault is a Class A felony punishable by 15 to 60 years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines.

Possible Defenses Against Your Vehicular Assault Charges

To better prevent the negative, long-term impacts of your vehicular assault charge, our team will employ defenses such as:

  • Improper stop
  • Faulty BAC instruments (blood and breathalyzer test)
  • Mistake of fact
  • Involuntary intoxication
  • Duress

Attorney Joseph Fanduzz Will Defend Your Vehicular Assault Case

Contact the Law Office of Joseph A. Fanduzz for experienced legal guidance and a successful track record of winning challenging cases. He is actively involved with an elite group of trial lawyers, all of whom obtain prestigious educational experience in matters of criminal defense. You can trust that our team will exhaust every resource required to fight tirelessly for your success.

Call (865) 896-9971 for your free consultation today!