Vehicular Assault If your future is at risk, your attorney can make all the difference.

Brooklyn Vehicular Assault Defense Attorney

If you were responsible for an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident that injured or killed another person, you may be facing a variety of difficult emotions such as guilt, disbelief, anger and fear. To add to the stress, you may also be facing criminal charges of vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter.

Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case and the quality of your legal representation, you could be in danger of very significant penalties, including years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and a lengthy term of probation. However, there is hope.

I am attorney Wilson LaFaurie, a Brooklyn vehicular assault defense lawyer with a detailed understanding of the law and of the potential legal avenues for your defense. Although the charges against you are nothing to treat lightly, it may be possible to have them reduced or even dismissed. When you retain me to represent you, you can count on having a forceful, intelligent defense.

Type Of Vehicular Assault

Vehicular assault is a complex legal matter involving a number of important factors. There are three types of vehicular assault under New York law:

  • Second-degree vehicular assault: You can be charged with this offense if you harm someone while operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You can also be charged with this crime if you harm someone while driving a large vehicle carrying hazardous materials or if you are driving an ATV or snowmobile while intoxicated. If convicted, you could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.
  • First-degree vehicular assault: This offense applies to drivers who commit second-degree vehicular assault, but do so while extremely intoxicated. You can also be charged with first-degree assault if you harm more than one person or if you have a previous drunk driving charge on your record. The possible sentence for this offense includes up to seven years in prison.
  • Aggravated vehicular assault: This charge is reserved for those who meet the standard for first-degree vehicular assault, but do so in a manner that unreasonably endangers drivers or interferes with traffic. Those convicted could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

Each of these charges carries serious consequences even beyond imprisonment and fines, including the loss of one's career, loss of time spent with one's family and a long-term difficulty finding future employment. As your attorney, my role is to limit or eliminate these consequences, either by arranging for the dismissal of charges, negotiating for a reduced sentence or by representing your interests at trial.

Significant Experience as a Homicide and DWI Attorney and a Prosecutor

In practice since 1995, I have consistently proven myself as both a successful homicide defense lawyer and a DUI/DWI/drunk driving attorney. Unlike many other criminal defense lawyers, I have extensive trial experience and understand vehicular assault and vehicular homicide from both an offensive and defensive point of view. I am a former state prosecutor in Kings County and Brooklyn, New York.

Free Consultation With a Vehicular Manslaughter Lawyer Serving Brooklyn Heights

Arrange a free initial consultation with a skilled New York criminal defense attorney by calling the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie at (718) 215-9182, or fill out the contact form on this website. Credit cards are accepted. Hablamos Español.

Reviews from Our Clients

  • I can honestly say if I had hired any another attorney I would not have had the same results.

    “I was truly pleased with the services of Mr. Lafaurie. I had to take care of a few tickets I was given and was not going to be able to make the court date because I did not reside in Brooklyn anymore. ...”

    - Satchel
  • Wilson LaFaurie is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses

    “Wilson LaFaurie is a skilled trial attorney. He is especially knowledgable in DUI & DWI offenses. I recommend him to anyone charged with a DUI or DWI offense. His reputation for being an aggressive ...”

    - Attorney Izabel Garcia
  • His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.

    “I met Wilson co-counseling on a feling criminal trial. I am impressed with his skills. His appearance in every way is wonderful in front of the jury.”

    - Attorney Lisa Pelosi
  • His reassurance helped ease my anxiety.

    “We engaged Mr. LaFaurie for a case involving our son. We were extremely pleased with the results of our case (dismissed) and the very efficient, professional manner in which he responded to all of our ...”

    - Donna
  • He met and exceeded our expectations.

    “Mr. LaFaurie is absolutely all class and extremely knowledgeable. When I chose him to represent my friend we knew he was fully capable. He met and exceeded our expectations. He listens to you, gives ...”

    - Felix
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Case Results

  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated
  • Hung Jury; No Conviction Homicide/Murder Case
  • Straight Probation Robbery/Assault Case
  • No Charges Filed Perjury By Victim
  • Not Guilty Verdict On All Charges Driving While Intoxicated For The 3rd Time
  • Reduced to 1 Misdemeanor Charge Credit Card Fraud, Previously Convicted In Outside State
  • Dismissed Sexual Assault Charge
  • License Reinstated DWI Refusal Hearing
  • Full Driving Privileges Restored DWI Refusal Hearings
  • Dismissed DWI/DUI - Six Arrests
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Qualities that Define Excellence

  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Experience as a Former Prosecutor
  • Over 2,000 Cases Handled
  • 300+ Cases Won in Jury Trial
  • Over 25 Years of Experience
  • Se Habla Español

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