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Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide Defense

Arizona Vehicular Crimes Defense Lawyer

If you were the driver of a motor vehicle that resulted in serious injury or death to another person, you could be facing Aggravated Assault charges, Manslaughter or Second Degree Murder Charges if the State believes you acted recklessly. Even if the situation was just an unfortunate accident, the State could believe you were acting recklessly if there were any alcohol, drugs (including prescription medication) or the metabolite of a drug in your system or even if you were speeding or otherwise distracted while driving.

With so much up to the discretion of the prosecuting agency,  you need an experienced attorney to "even the playing field" and protect your constitutional rights . You want to be assured that your attorney is thoroughly analyzing your case and exploring every angle to ascertain what occurred and trying to suppress whatever can be suppressed. At the  Law Office of Rachelle S. Ferraro, I have protected the rights of criminal defendants in and around Phoenix for more than 19 years, including people charged with Aggravated Assault charges and Vehicular Homicide cases. I have spent my entire career as a criminal defense lawyer, and I am board-certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. I take a straightforward approach, always giving honest answers to your question and a realistic assessment of your chances of success. I believe in providing clients a high level of personal service and will work directly with you throughout the legal process.

To set up an appointment with an experienced Phoenix vehicular homicide defense lawyer, contact my office or call me at 602-795-0770. Your first consultation is free of charge.

Phoenix Vehicular Aggravated Assault Lawyer

I aggressively protect the rights of people charged with the "dangerous" offenses of endangerment, aggravated assault and/or homicide involving the use of a motor vehicle. I handle all levels of vehicular assault or homicide, including:

  • Aggravated Assault (Injury Caused by a Dangerous Instrument)
  • Negligent homicide (if your actions constituted a gross deviation from what normal person would do)
  • Manslaughter (if your actions were determined to be reckless)
  • 2nd degree murder (if you are alleged to have shown extreme indifference to human life)

Whether you have been actually charged or simply believe you might be charged with assault or vehicular homicide in the future, it is important that you contact me as soon as possible. With enough time, I can engage an accident reconstruction specialist and may be able to help you either minimize any charges filed or avoid charges altogether. Early preparation can also help me negotiate a plea bargain or determine that your interests will best be protected by defending your case through a trial.

A Motor Vehicle as a "Dangerous Instrument"

A car is considered a "dangerous instrument" because it can cause serious injury or death. Whether the crash was an "accident" does not necessarily matter; you can be held criminally responsible as well as may have personal liability for any damages or injuries that resulted from an accident. Vehicle crimes are treated very seriously in Maricopa County. If convicted of a "Dangerous Offense," prison is mandatory regardless of the position of the victim and the victim's family. The police and the county attorney's office have a unit dedicated to investigating and prosecuting vehicular crimes. If you were in an accident, contact my office right away. The earlier my office is involved, the earlier we can begin working on your defense.

Contact Me

I offer a free initial consultation to all clients. To discuss your vehicular assault or homicide defense with an experienced lawyer, contact my officeor call my office in Phoenix at 602-795-0770 to set up an appointment.