DWI & Assault by Auto Charges in Carlstadt, New Jersey

Assault by auto can be either second, third and fourth degree felony depending on the underline facts surrounding the charge. The difference between a second degree felony and a fourth degree felony could be the difference between a Defendant being sentenced to probation as opposed to a decade in a New Jersey State Prison. What degree of assault by auto a Defendant is charged with will depend directly on the type of injury suffered by the victim, whether or not the Defendant was intoxicated at the time of the incident and whether or not the Defendant was operating his vehicle within 1000 feet of a school. For more information on the offense of assault by auto in New Jersey please checkout our practice series by clicking here. If you have been charged with either driving while intoxicated or assault by auto in Carlstadt, New Jersey the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. Our team of Carlstadt, NJ criminal defense lawyers have the experience and skill set required to successfully defend your rights. If you would like to discuss your options with any one of our eight Carlstadt, NJ dwi defense attorneys, please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices at 1-800-682-4037. We can be reached 24/7 and our initial consultations are always free. Now here is a recent article about a Defendant who has been charged with among other things, DWI and assault by auto in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

Six Counts of Assault by Auto issued in Carlstadt, New Jersey

According to the reports released by the Carlstadt Police Department, the Defendant, a thirty-six (36) year old male from Lodi, crashed his vehicle two separate times in a six block radius. The Defendant was believed to be fleeing from the first crash when he struck another vehicle before coming to a final stop when he smashed into a retaining wall.  It appears that all five occupants from the first vehicle and one from the second where taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. It has been reported that both crashes were directly related to the Defendant running stop signs.

DWI Lawyers in Carlstadt, NJ A drug recognition expert was called to the scene and determined that the Defendant was under the influence of some type of drug and it was his opinion that that drug affected his ability to safely operate a vehicle. As a result, the Defendant was arrested and charged with six counts of assault by auto, six counts of leaving the scene with endangered victims, two counts of reckless driving, two counts of careless driving, two counts of failure to stop at a stop sign and one count of leaving the scene, resisting arrest, being under the influence of drugs, driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated in a school zone, failure to report a crash, and failure failing to produce a driver’s license. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Carlstadt, New Jersey or elsewhere in Bergen County, the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver can help. If you would like to discuss your options with any one of our eight Carlstadt, NJ criminal defense attorneys, please contact our Bergen County office at 1-800-682-4037.