Road rage isn’t just frustrating, it can also be deadly. One San Diego driver recently learned that road rage can also land you in some serious legal trouble after he was arrested for angrily crashing his truck into at least two other cars. If you are accused of a crime related to road rage, please call a Mira Mesa criminal lawyer.
As you may have guessed, road rage itself isn’t actually a crime, however what you do during an act of road rage could result in criminal charges. Most cases of criminal road rage will likely result in reckless driving charges. In the case mentioned above, the driver will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon. If you are convicted for using your car as a deadly weapon, you will lose your driver’s license for life without any chance of getting it reinstated.
The charges could be even more serious if any injuries occurred. In fact, if someone died as a result of a road rage accident, you might even be charged with vehicular homicide. If you were arrested related to alleged dangerous driving, your Mission Beach defense lawyer can help explain what charges you may face and how to best deal with the accusations.
The CHP believes this particular suspect may have been involved in more road rage accidents and are asking anyone with information to come forward. Unfortunately, the more individual instances of road rage the suspect is charged with, the more difficult his defense will be. His Encinitas defense attorney will most likely need to seek a mental health specialist’s testimony, showing that the defendant has a serious issue with anger management. If the driver agrees to sign up for anger management courses, it is possible that he could receive a reduced sentence from the prosecution.
If you have been accused of any criminal charges related to your driving, please contact a Miramar criminal lawyer as soon as possible. You can schedule a free initial consultation at (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024.
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