Intentionally using your vehicle to hurt another person will most likely be charged as Vehicular Assault in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park. A mother recently tried to use her car to harm a man she had an affair with while he was dating her daughter. According to the report, the man had told the daughter about the affair, and it put a serious strain on the mother and daughter’s relationship. The mother, angry that the man told, tried to run him over multiple times. She admitted to being angry that the man ruined her relationship with her daughter and wanted to hurt him. If this had occurred in Fort Collins or Larimer County, she would likely have been charged with Attempted Vehicular Assault.
Larimer County Vehicular Assault Lawyer: Definition of Vehicular Assault
The Larimer, Boulder, and Grand County, Colorado law definition of Vehicular Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-205 – is:
(b) (I) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and one or more drugs, and this conduct is the proximate cause of a serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault. This is a strict liability crime.
There was no information in the article stating that the woman was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, so, she would most likely be charged under part (a).
Sentence for Attempted Vehicular Assault as an Act of Domestic Violence in Loveland and Estes Park
A violation of part (a) of the Assault with a Vehicle statute is a class 5 felony. Because the man was not actually injured, adding that the crime was Attempted lowers it one level to a class 6 felony. In Loveland, Estes Park and across Larimer County, a class 6 felony Attempted Vehicular Assault is punishable by 12 to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $100,000 in fines. Because the mother had been in an intimate relationship with the man, she would face the Domestic Violence sentence enhancer as well.
If you or a loved one, has been charged with Vehicular Assault, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 to schedule a free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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