Can I Be Convicted Of Vehicular Assault If It Was An Accident In Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, generally you're not prosecuted for a car accident, that's called a car accident, there may be a civil case. However, if you were driving negligently or driving dangerously, so as to endanger other people, that's a crime. And if that driving to endanger led to the vehicular assault, or say you were drunk, and that led to the vehicular assault, even though the striking of the other individual was not exactly intentional, you can be prosecuted and you can be convicted for that vehicular assault to say nothing of the fact that maybe it is an accident, but the prosecution doesn't believe it's an accident and so the case goes to trial and if they convince the jury beyond a reasonable doubt...guilty.
Will I Go To Prison For Vehicular Assault In Massachusetts?
You can go to jail for a conviction for vehicular assault in Massachusetts. Just like any other criminal case, particularly an assault case. Remember, you're looking at felony charges, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. It's one of the most dangerous weapons. It's not a gun, but it can crush and kill people very easily. So whether or not you end up going to jail is going to depend on the facts and circumstances and frankly your representation. And what you present before the court, for the judge to take into account, if there is a conviction, for your sentencing.
Will I Lose My License Due To A Vehicular Assault Conviction?
If you're convicted in Massachusetts for vehicular assault, you absolutely can lose your license. It's almost a sure bet that the registry is going to try and take your license. However, it's not a done deal. My advice is, you get counsel, who knows how to handle these cases. Obviously, I would expect your attorney, if they're experienced at all, was planning for this possibility in the defense of this case, and they should be defending you, with the registry, to help you keep your license, or at least help you get a "Cinderella license," a license that you can use in order to go to work.
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