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Vehicular Assault

Vehicular Assault in Washington is a Class B felony, which is punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Vehicular Assault can be committed many ways, and each way has its own separate punishment structure; for example, Vehicular Assault by Being Under the Influence has a standard range of 3-9 months if the person has no prior history, while Vehicular Assault by Operation of a Vehicle with Disregard for the Safety of Others has a standard range of 1-3 months for a similarly situated individual.
In addition to jail and fines, conviction usually carries with it license revocation.
RCW 46.61.522, the Vehicular Assault statutes, says:
  • (1) A person is guilty of vehicular assault if he or she operates or drives any vehicle:
    • (a)  In a reckless manner and causes substantial bodily harm to another; or
    • (b)  While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, as defined by RCW 46.61.502, and causes substantial bodily harm to another; or
    • (c)  With disregard for the safety of others and causes substantial bodily harm to another.
"Substantial bodily harm" has the same meaning as in RCW 9A.04.110.
If you, or someone you care about, has been charged (or may be) with a vehicle prowling crime in King County, Skagit County, Snohomish County, or Whatcom County, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today at (360) 659-4950 for a free, no-pressure case evaluation.
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