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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.

David Strenfel

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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Primary Location
304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
Secondary Locations

These locations are available by appointment only

1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Aggravated Assault By Vehicle While DUI

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Pennsylvania. The charge can carry steep penalties, including jail time and expensive fines. However, when a person is seriously injured as a result of the offense, the penalties and consequences often are much harsher.

Aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence often is a penalty offense. A conviction could mean a criminal record, loss of driving privileges and a plethora of other repercussions. Although it may seem like there is no way out, an attorney can assess your charges and help you navigate the criminal justice system. 

West Chester DUI Aggravated Assault Lawyer

An aggravated assault DUI conviction could change the course of your life. If you face charges for seriously injuring someone while driving under the influence, contact an aggravated assault DUI attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices in West Chester.

The DUI attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices are experienced in fighting these complicated charges. With nearly 40 years of combined experience, they are qualified to help you fight for justice. Your freedom is important, and the attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices will make sure your rights are represented. Call (610) 719-3200 to schedule a free consultation.

Ciccarelli Law Offices represents clients throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. The office is based in West Chester, and there are offices in Philadelphia, Springfield, King of Prussia, Kennett Square, Radnor, Lancaster, Malvern and Plymouth Meeting. They represent clients throughout Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Lancaster County.

Information About Aggravated Assault by Vehicle with DUI

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Definitions for Aggravated Assault with DUI

In Pennsylvania, aggravated assault with a vehicle while DUI is an offense that involves negligently causing serious bodily injury to another person as the result of driving under the influence, according to Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3735.1.

In this case, a person could be considered under the influence if he or she has consumed alcohol, drugs or a combination of substances. After a crash or an incident, law enforcement could use a variety of chemical tests to determine if a person is under the influence. If a driver has a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or greater, he or she automatically is considered intoxicated.

BAC testing could be done by the testing of breath, blood or urine. In Pennsylvania, a person has the right to refuse to submit to BAC testing, but there could be severe consequences.

The term "serious bodily injury" means a person endured "serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ." The injured person could be someone in another vehicle, a pedestrian or even a passenger in the alleged drunk driver's vehicle. 

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Penalties for Aggravated DUI Offense

DUI aggravated assault is a second-degree felony in Pennsylvania. If convicted, a person could face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $25,000 or both. In addition, a conviction could mean a one-year suspension of driving privileges and requirement to complete an alcohol rehabilitation program. Also, an ignition interlock device could be required for your vehicle.

As with most DUI charges, there are other consequences in addition to those imposed in the courtroom. If you are convicted, you could lose your job or be forced to change careers. For example, if you are a commercial driver, teacher or nurse, your profession could be endangered. Insurance rates also could increase. 

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Possible Defenses to Driving Under the Influence Assault Charges

After a DUI arrest, you may feel like there are no options in fighting the charges. However, even in an aggravated assault with a vehicle DUI, there still could be a way to build a strong defense. An attorney at Ciccarelli Law Offices can help.

In these cases, a prosecutor must prove a person was under the influence when the alleged offense occurred. The prosecutor also must prove the driver was operating the vehicle negligently and that is what caused the accident. Any attorney can examine your chase, and some of these aspects could be challenged.

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Finding the Best Aggravated Assault by Vehicle Defense Attorney in Chester County

If you are facing charges for DUI aggravated assault, the team at Ciccarelli Law Offices can help. Our attorneys have years of experience, and they can help you fight to protect your rights. An experienced and skilled DUI attorney can make a difference in your case. Call (610) 719-3200 to schedule a free consultation.

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