Any DUI charge carries the potential for serious consequences that can affect your life for years to come. In the instance that a person is injured during a DUI incident, the results become much more serious. This offense is considered a felony, which carries steep penalties in the form of jail time, fines and revocation of your driving privileges.
With so much at stake, you need to know that you are represented by an attorney who is not afraid to take on a challenging situation. An experienced lawyer at your side can be invaluable while you take on this overwhelming situation.
DUI Aggravated Assault Attorney in Philadelphia
The experienced attorneys at Lento Law Firm have tackled challenging DUI cases throughout Pennsylvania, and they know how important it is to aggressively defend you in this situation. Joseph Lento has taken on a wide range of DUI offenses, and he is ready to put his knowledge of Pennsylvania's laws to work helping to defend your future.
Call Lento Law Firm at (215) 535-5353 today to schedule your free consultation appointment. We can review your unique circumstances and devise a strategy that can effectively defend you against this serious charge. We proudly represent clients from Philadelphia and the surrounding area of Pennsylvania, and we are not afraid to take on even the most challenging scenarios.
Information About DUI Aggravated Assault
- Definitions of Aggravated Assault with DUI in Pennsylvania
- Penalties for an Aggravated DUI Offense in Pennsylvania
Aggravated assault with a vehicle while DUI, also known as aggravated DUI, is a more serious offense than a simple charge of aggravated assault with a vehicle. Aggravated DUI occurs when a driver causes serious bodily injury to another person while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and this offense is considered a second degree felony in Pennsylvania. Unlike a general charge of vehicular assault, an aggravated DUI charge must involve negligent behavior to a smaller degree, which can generally be established purely through the fact that the driver was driving while impaired.
Serious bodily injury is defined as a person suffering "serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ". If the victim is harmed to a lesser extent, the offender may face a charge of felony DUI injury.
Those charged with this serious offense face the possibility of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Your driving privileges may also be suspended for up to one year and you may be required to participate in an alcohol rehabilitation program. In addition, you may be ordered to use an interlock ignition device on your vehicle for a year.
Outside of the courtroom you may face other penalties. Your auto insurance rates can increase dramatically due to this offense, or you may be dropped from your carrier altogether. If you work in certain professions, such as a teacher, doctor, or commercial driver, your career could be jeopardized by this offense.
Finding the Best Attorney for a Charge of Aggravated Assault While Under the Influence
Joseph Lento and his team have tackled many difficult cases like yours, and they know exactly what you're up against. With a range of criminal justice experience in Pennsylvania's courts, his legal team uses their knowledge of DUI laws and proactive approach to your defense in order to fight for a positive resolution to your situation. Call Lento Law Firm today at (215) 535-5353 to schedule your free consultation and start defending your future.