Nashville ranks as the 37th most dangeroues city for pedestrian deaths in the country. Sometimes pedestrian deaths lead to vehicular homicide charges.According to a report by the Tennessean, 209 pedestrians were struck and killed in Nashville in a ten year period ending in 2014. I thought the number was much higher. My office is downtown near the A.A.Birch Building. I drive downtown every work day. I constantly see pedestrians fail to use the cross walk, wearing earbuds, darting across the roads in traffic. There are near misses everyday.
While any kind of accident may lead to serious consequences, an accident that results in criminal charges can necessitate experienced and dedicated legal help. If an accident in Tennessee results in charges of vehicular assault and involves alcohol, jail time may be a distinct possibility. Nevertheless, just because a serious accident does involve alcohol does not automatically mean the individual involved should face vehicular assault charges.
The sounds of an accident drew the attention of residents in a Tennessee neighborhood. They prompted a call to authorities for assistance. As a result, a woman is now facing charges of a second DUI offense and also vehicular assault.
Whenever there is a car accident of any kind and police believe alcohol may have played a role in the incident, there may be charges filed in addition to a drunk driving charge. A recent accident in Tennessee led to drunk driving charges against a female driver. It has also led to additional charges, including vehicular assault, due to the fact that a firefighter was injured at the scene of the accident.
Whenever there is a car accident of any kind, police may find they have cause to pursue criminal charges against a driver. If they do press charges against a driver, there may also be cause to upgrade those criminal charges at a later time if they feel it is appropriate to do so. Recently in Tennessee, a man facing charges after a car accident had them upgraded, and he now faces an accusation of vehicular homicide.
A Tennessee truck driver will now face serious penalties after his involvement in a crash in another state. The accident happened in November 2013 on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania.
Just to illustrate, let's say you've been accused of not only driving while under the influence; you've also been accused of causing injury to another person. In that case, you're probably facing a charge of vehicular assault. In Tennessee, for you to be convicted of DUI assault, a prosecutor will have to prove that alcohol -- and your being intoxicated by it -- was the proximate cause of the other person's injury.
It might seem rather paradoxical that criminal matters, which can be so fraught with high emotion, often work their way through the Tennessee justice system in such a slow and steady way. But there is good reason for such an approach.
Three vehicular assault charges are only a few of the allegations now facing a 20-year-old Tennessee woman after a single-car accident last week. Report say she was unhurt in the crash, but three others riding in the car she was alleged to have been driving at the time were injured.
The question of fault in a car accident is one that may be open to interpretation. If an accident results in a death and that death leads to accusations of vehicular assault or homicide, the future of the person charged in the case could be in jeopardy. It is wrong to presume guilt, though it is common to do exactly that.