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Criminal Vehicular Operation

Minnesota Criminal Vehicular Operation Lawyer

Traffic offenses aren’t always as simple as getting a ticket. A traffic offense can be one that causes serious bodily harm to another person. Some type of negligence or another factor has to be present for bodily injury in a vehicle accident to be criminalized. If you have been charged with criminal vehicular operation, it is imperative to speak to a qualified St. Paul traffic crimes attorney as soon as possible. You will receive the guidance you need at this very sensitive time.

Using the Facts in Your Case

It is important to use the facts in your case so you can secure the best result. Nonetheless, for the state to be able to charge you with criminal vehicular operation in the first place, any of the following factors must be present. They are:

  • Operating the vehicle in a grossly negligent manner
  • Operating the vehicle in a grossly negligent manner when under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any combination.
  • A blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher (DWI)
  • Having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher within two hours of driving a motor vehicle
  • Negligently driving while knowingly under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving under the influence of a substance other than THC or marijuana
  • Fleeing the scene of the accident when bodily injury to the victim is apparent
  • When the driver at fault fails to notify the police after realizing they were in an accident
  • When a knowingly defective vehicle was driven and caused a danger to others.

The charge can be a gross misdemeanor or a felony. The severity of the bodily injury determines the level of the charge. For instance, bodily injury must be great or substantial for the driver at fault to be charged with a felony. If the injury is considered less than great, then the result is a gross misdemeanor. Your Attorney will use facts and all documentation in the case to determine exactly what occurred, will utilize resources to help determine the true nature of the injuries, and aggressively represent you in the case the prosecution has built.

Protecting Your Rights and Future

Even when there is merit to the case, you have constitutional rights that need to be protected. You also deserve the right representation so you can get a fair result. Even if you are guilty, it is possible to not have to pay the maximum penalties. It requires an aggressive defense by an experienced St. Paul traffic crimes attorney.

Contact a ST. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer

Traffic crimes may not seem serious, but there are some offenses that can warrant high fines, time in jail, and license suspension or revocation. If you have been charged with a traffic crime, you don’t have to accept the charge. It is possible for you to secure a better result in your case than you would if you face it alone.

To learn more about how Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins can help you, call us or complete our contact form to request a free consultation.

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