Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
If you cause an accident that results in serious bodily injury to another person while driving drunk, you can be charged with aggravated vehicular assault. If the accident results in death, you could be charged with aggravated vehicular homicide. A conviction for either charge can have very serious ramifications, including mandatory prison time and a revocation of you driver's license. It is vital that you get an experienced defense attorney involved in your case as soon as possible.
Drunk-driving accidents involve two important issues:
- Impairment - Can the state prove that you operated a vehicle under the influence (OVI).
- Causation - Was the fact that you were driving impaired the proximate cause of the injury or accidental death? Many people jump to the conclusion that you were at fault because you were legally intoxicated, but that is not necessarily the case.
Six years of prosecution experience
For six years, I was the lead prosecutor formost vehicle-related crimes in Licking County, Ohio. I prosecuted numerous aggravated vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide cases from the investigation stage to closing arguments. I know exactly what the state is going to do to try to prove its case against you. This puts me in a better position to anticipate the state's moves and attack them from a defense point of view.
Aggravated vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular homicide are complex crimes. Testing procedures for impairment are complicated and accident reconstruction can be difficult. I usually hire my own accident investigators and private investigators to do an independent examination of yawl marks, skid marks, and other evidence that is used to determine fault. In several cases, I have represented people who had been impaired, but who did not cause the accident.
Free consultation: Contact me, criminal defense attorney Robert Calesaric, for a consultation about your drunk-driving accident arrest. From my office in Newark, I serve clients throughout central Ohio, including Columbus.