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Vehicular Assault Lawyer in Nashville

Vehicular Assault Laws in Tennessee

Under TN Code § 39-13-106 (2015), vehicular assault occurs when an intoxicated individual recklessly causes serious physical injury to another while they are operating a motor vehicle. Under the law, intoxication includes driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two.

The penalties for a first offense include:

  • A 48-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence
  • One-year driver’s license suspension
  • Applicable fines and court costs

The penalties are higher if you are convicted for a second or subsequent offense. For example, a second conviction for an alcohol-related offense merits a mandatory 45-day jail sentence and a 2-year license suspension, while a third conviction may result in a mandatory 120 days in jail and a 3-year license suspension. It is important to note that, under the law, a conviction for any alcohol related-offense can warrant harsher penalties.

If you have been charged with vehicular assault, call (615) 412-0222 or contact us online for a free consultation to discuss your situation and learn how we may be able to help.

Protect Your Future with a Strong Defense

A conviction for vehicular assault can have serious consequences, including the loss of your driving privilege and a permanent criminal record. You need an experienced attorney to provide an aggressive defense on your behalf. Ridings Law Group, P.C. represents everyone from first-time offenders to clients with more than one criminal conviction on their record.

Our Nashville vehicular assault lawyer understands the complexity of the criminal justice system and he possesses the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to construct a defense that gives you every possible advantage in defending your rights. You can expect competent and dedicated legal representation through every stage of the process, from the initial consultation and investigation to formulating an effective defense and presenting it in court.

Contact our law firm at (615) 412-0222 to schedule an appointment where you can discuss your case with our Nashville vehicular assault attorney.

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Attorney David Ridings is an accomplished Nashville criminal defense attorney with more than three decades of legal experience under his belt. In addition to his extensive legal practice, Attorney Ridings spent 10 years serving as a police officer and worked with the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Now, he uses this experience to aggressively defend his clients’ rights. Attorney Ridings understands the law, as well as common law enforcement mistakes and prosecution tactics. He can use this in-depth knowledge to help you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights, your future, and your freedom.

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