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What are some common examples of Vehicular Crimes?

Accidents take place on roads all the time and it can be hard for the parties involved, as well as law enforcement authorities, to agree on the principal culprit. This is because many factors need to be considered before you can lay the blame on one particular person. A proper investigation needs to be conducted taking into account everything from the state of the driver themselves to the state of the car, the speed of the car, the incidents that took place before and leading up to the accident, as well as the actions of everyone involved in the incident.

Charges like Vehicular Homicide or Vehicular Assault can be very serious and can lead to severe legal complications. They can also lead to prison time and hefty fines. There are many examples of vehicular crimes, and some of the major ones are as following.

Aggravated Vehicular Assault or Homicide

This is when a person involved in the accident suffers from serious bodily harm. Endangering the life of another person can lead to felony charges and even time in federal prison. If the other party involved dies, then it can lead to first degree felony charges, with even higher prison sentences.

Driving Over the Speed Limit

Every road around the country carries with it a speed limit, determined by the government in order to keep people safe. Failure to adhere to these speed limits, whether due to illegal street racing or using car additions like nitrous oxide, can lead to fines and even jail time.

Fleeing the Scene of Accident

If you are involved in an accident, it is always prudent to stay on the scene and wait for law enforcement agencies to arrive. Fleeing the scene of a crash is illegal and can lead to a lot of complications later on.

Breaking rules of the road

There are many basic rules of the road that need to be obeyed by everyone, including pedestrians (jaywalking). These may include a failure to use proper turn signals, running a red light, having minors in the front seat, not wearing a seat belt, not driving in your lane etc. Failure to adhere to any of these rules can also result in fines and even suspension of your driver’s license.

Driving Under the Influence

A DUI charge, whether for alcohol or drugs, can lead to exuberant fines, suspension of your driving license as well as jail time. Driving while intoxicated not only endangers your own life, but that of others as well.

In case you find yourself in violation of vehicular laws, you will require good legal defense in order to protect yourself from persecution. It might help you present evidence that absolves you from all blame by proving that you were not reckless or negligible, in which case any fines or jail time involved will be greatly reduced.

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