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.