Yes, the charge of Assault by Auto in New Jersey does not require that the prosecution prove intent, only that a person sustained bodily injury (or serious bodily injury) through recklessness in operation of a vehicle.
Recklessness can be demonstrated by things like driving at excessive speeds, driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, or similar behaviors that indicate a carelessness to the potential for dangerous consequences.
Whether you intended to cause injury to a person or not, once someone is hurt, you are open to the charge. That doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. With a criminal defense attorney who knows how to fight back, you have options.
From pleading down to lesser charges to fighting and winning in court, attorney Matthew Reisig can help you avoid serious criminal penalties and move on with your life.
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