Tennessee Vehicular Assault Lawyer


In Tennessee, a vehicular assault is a crime that arises from driving under the influence (DUI). According to Tennessee law, a person commits a vehicular assault when he or she recklessly operates an automobile while intoxicated and causes serious bodily injury to another person as a result of his or her intoxication. This is a Class D felony in the state of Tennessee.

If you have been charged with vehicular assault in Tennessee, the attorneys at the law offices of Baker Associates near Knoxville and Sevierville, Tennessee, can defend your rights under the law. With years of criminal defense experience, we can help you understand the complex legal issues and defenses that arise when charged with this crime. In fact, our dynamic criminal defense lawyers have successfully handled vehicular assault cases and will do everything in their power to defend you.

Vehicular Assault in Tennessee

The elements of vehicular assault are almost identical to the elements of vehicular homicide. Accordingly, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused,

Penalties and Consequences

The consequences of a vehicular assault are considerable because a conviction could not only mean jail time but also a loss of driving privileges.

Here are some of the common consequences faced by someone who has been convicted of vehicular assault:

Most often, the court revokes the convicted person's license for one year. For a second conviction the revocation is extended to two years and for three convictions, revocation is extended for three years. After the third conviction, the defendant faces a 5-year revocation.

However, a person cannot be charged with both vehicular assault and DUI in Tennessee from the same incident because a DUI is a lesser included offense of vehicular assault.

Defending Your Rights in Tennessee.

If you have been charged with vehicular assault, you would be well-advised to retain the services of experienced and skilled DUI and vehicular assault defense attorneys at Baker Associates. We have had tremendous success defending those who have been charged with DUI and vehicular assault in the state of Tennessee.

A DUI or vehicular assault conviction can have wide-ranging adverse effects on your personal life, your ability to get a job and most of all, your freedom. Please do not let this happen to you. Let the knowledgeable and aggressive Tennessee vehicular assault defense attorneys at Baker Associates fight for your rights. We will strive to get the best possible results in your case and will help you get your life back on track. Please call us today to schedule your free consultation.

Complete the form below if you have been charged with vehicular assault. An attorney at our office near Knoxville and Pigeon Forge will contact you soon.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
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Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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