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Ask attorneys in Denver: Vehicular assault

When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you're responsible for ensuring the safety of yourself and everyone else on the road — whether they're pedestrians, people riding in other cars or your own passengers. If you get into an accident and someone else is injured as a result of your actions, you risk being charged with vehicular assault, which is accompanied by harsh penalties in the state of Colorado.

According to Colorado law, vehicular assault is defined as follows:

"If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another" or "if a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, and this conduct is the proximate cause of a serious bodily injury to another."

Vehicular assault due to recklessness is a class 5 felony, which is typically punishable by the following:
• A fine ranging from $1,000 to $100,000
• One to three years in prison
• Two years of mandatory parole.

Vehicular assault involving DUI or DWAI is a class 4 felony, which is typically punishable by the following:
• A fine ranging from $2,000 to $500,000
• Two to six years in prison
• Three years of mandatory parole.

If you've been charged with vehicular assault in the state of Colorado, you owe it to yourself to find the best lawyers available. At The Orr Law Firm, our attorneys in Denver will tirelessly defend our clients' rights throughout the entirety of the legal process, helping them reach a favorable outcome in court.

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