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Vehicular Assault Attorneys Cleveland, OH

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Vehicular assault (O.R.C. 2903.08) cases in Ohio, involve allegations of causing serious injury to another person by operating a vehicle recklessly, or injuring someone in a construction zone by driving recklessly or speeding. “Vehicle” may include cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, aircraft, snowmobiles, and other forms of transportation.

If you've been arrested, you are not alone. Call (440) 471-7784 to speak with our Cleveland vehicular assault attorneys! We can offer helpful guidance and support during this difficult time.

Ohio Vehicular Assault Penalties

A conviction of vehicular assault could range from a first-degree misdemeanor to a variety of levels of felony. Living with a felony record is difficult, to say the least. In addition to immediate legal penalties, you may be kept from higher education opportunities, housing, and employment.

Simple Vehicular Assault

In simple vehicular assault, the prosecution alleges that you operated a vehicle recklessly, causing injury to another person or unborn child. Simple vehicular assault is a fourth-degree felony.

The penalties for simple vehicular assault in Ohio can include:

  • 6 to 18 months’ incarceration
  • Up to 5 years of driver's license suspension
  • Additional penalties (if you have priors)
Aggravated Vehicular Assault in Ohio

If an individual was intoxicated at the time and this was the reason for the accident, the charge is elevated to aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony. There may be other aggravating factors that elevate the charge further, such as driving with a suspended license which may result in a second-degree felony.

    Representation for Vehicular Assault Charges in OH

    At Patituce & Associates, we have 70+ years of combined experience. Throughout the course of their careers, our team has helped countless clients facing serious criminal charges. Additionally, our Cleveland vehicular assault attorneys possess prosecution experience, which allows them to approach each case from the perspective of the other side. When you work with us, we will be by your side through every step of the legal process – from the arrest onward.

    To schedule your first consultation, call our Cleveland vehicular assault lawyers now at (440) 471-7784.

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    Recent Victories
    • Charges Avoided Federal Analogue Drug Charges: Unindicted
    • Not Guilty at Trial Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault: State v. Brandon Betliskey
    • Felonies Reduced to a Misdemeanor Mortage Fraud: State v. Bankston (Case 554763)
    • Felonies Reduced to a Misdemeanor Fraud: State v. Bailey
    • Sentence Reduced to 55 Months United States v. Pugh, 1:16-cr-00291-BYP.
    • Dismissed State v. Levanduski
    • Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles
    • Prosecutor Dismissed the OVI Charges OVI: Bay Village v. Keller
    • Reduction in Charges and Client Avoided Mandator OVI: State v. Shaver, Elyria
    • Not Guilty at Trial Felonious Assault / Attempted Murder: State v. Brandon Betliskey

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