Assault by Auto cases rely on two standards of injury to a victim, “bodily injury” and “serious bodily injury.”
Bodily injury can by anything, even simply pain that the victim links to the accident alleged to be caused by your recklessness.
A cut, bruise, or soreness that impairs physical condition, even briefly, are all considered bodily injury that can be prosecuted under assault by auto.
Serious bodily injury is definitely a more significant impairment, and charges are heightened in this case.
Definitions can be interpreted broadly, but are generally understood as permanent disfigurement, substantial risk of death, or the protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part of the body.
With our without the element of drunkenness, assault by auto is a serious criminal charge that can put you in prison and saddle you with enormous fines.
You’ll also have to contend with a criminal record on all background checks for the rest of your life.
That doesn’t have to be your future. Call Matthew Reisig at 732-625-9661 for immediate help with serious criminal charges.