Assault with Motor Vehicle 2017-05-03T18:48:30+00:00

Assault with Motor Vehicle

Assault with motor vehicle is a crime in the state of Connecticut. If charged with assault with motor vehicle, it is important to know what you are up against. You can find out here.

A person is guilty of assault with motor vehicle in the state of Connecticut when such person acts:

  • With criminal negligence.
  • In the operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Such person causes the death of another person.

Misconduct with motor vehicle carries a potential penalty in the state of Connecticut of:

  • Up to five years in prison.

Things of Note:

  • A person acts with criminal negligence with respect to a result or circumstance when they fail to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such result will occur or that such circumstance exists. This is a greater degree of evidence than the civil standard of negligence. 53a-57(a).
  • Misconduct with a motor vehicle is not a lesser-included crime of manslaughter in the second degree. 11 Conn. App. 473.
  • Consumption of any alcohol, whether to the point of influence or intoxication, is not required to prove a violation of misconduct with a motor vehicle. 29 Conn. App. 825.
  • Intoxication alone does not prove criminal negligence under the misconduct with a motor vehicle statute. 29 Conn. App. 825.

Please feel free to contact our office with additional questions about assault with motor vehicle.