Buffalo Penalties For Vehicular Assault In The First Degree (NY PL 120.04)
As a class D felony, judges in Buffalo have the discretion to sentence an offender to up to seven years in prison if they’re convicted of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree (NY PL 120.04).
Some amount of jail time is common for the charge, but in some circumstances a judge can be convinced to sentence you to five years of probation instead.
You will also have to pay a variety of fees and fines that may total to more than $5,000.
You’ll lose your driver’s license for up to six months, and during that time you’ll be ineligible for a conditional or hardship license to get you to work or school.
Once you get your license back, you may have to pay for and use an Ignition Interlock Device.
All of these penalties are contingent on your being convicted of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, which is not a given.
Just because you’ve been charged doesn’t mean that there’s no hope.
An experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney can make a big difference in your case, and minimize your exposure to the worst consequences of conviction.
If you need help with Vehicular Assault In The First Degree charges, call 716-542-5444 today and talk to an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney at Friedman & Ranzenhofer for free.