Defense Solutions for Serious Driving Offenses
Traffic offenses that cause bodily harm or death to another person are taken extremely seriously in the eyes of the law. If you have been accused or arrested for vehicular assault or homicide, you could be facing life-altering consequences. At Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S., our Bellevue traffic offense attorneys have 100 years of combined experience and the necessary skill to defend you.
We offer representation for the following crimes:
- Vehicular assault
- Vehicular homicide
- Felony DUI
Understanding Vehicular Crimes Under Washington Law
If a person is alleged to be driving recklessly, under the influence or with a conscious disregard for the safety of others and hits another car, property or a person, causing bodily injury, this is vehicular assault. If the person dies as a result of their injuries it is considered vehicular assault. If a person has three prior convictions within 10 years and gets a DUI that is a felony DUI.
These case are very serious and lead to permanent criminal records and significant jail and prison time. Even a first offense vehicular assault due to a disregard for the safety of others carries a standard sentence of 2 months in jail While a first time vehicular homicide carries a standard sentence of 90 months in prison!
There are many factors taken into consideration to prove either of these cases, including:
- The driver was driving in a reckless manner
- The driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The driver was behaving in a way which showed disregard for other's safety
- Was there a blood test that can be admitted into evidence
- Was someone else the sole cause of the accident.
- Was there a superseding cause of the accident or injury
Call Us Today at (425) 576 0026
Our legal team is here to ensure you understand your rights and options and help protect you from the consequences of a conviction. It is vital that you hire a Bellevue criminal attorney right away to defend your rights.