Vehicular Negligent Injuring – Louisiana Law

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Vehicular Negligent Injuring — La R.S. 14:39.1

Vehicular Negligent Injuring is the inflicting of any injury upon the person of a human being when caused proximately or caused directly by an offender engaged in the operation of, or in actual physical control of, any motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or other means of conveyance whenever any of the following conditions exists:

(1) The offender is under the influence of alcoholic beverages.

(2) The offender’s blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 percent or more by weight based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood.

(3) The offender is under the influence of any controlled dangerous substance.

(4) The operator is under the influence of a combination of alcohol and one or more drugs which are not controlled dangerous substances and which are legally obtainable with or without a prescription.

(5) The operator is under the influence of one or more drugs which are not controlled dangerous substances and which are legally obtainable with or without a prescription and the influence is caused by the operator knowingly consuming quantities of the drug or drugs which substantially exceed the dosage prescribed by the physician or the dosage recommended by the manufacturer of the drug.

The violation of a statute or ordinance shall be considered only as presumptive evidence of negligence.

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Penalties

Whoever commits the crime of vehicular negligent injuring shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

 

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Legal Representation

If you have been charged with Vehicular Negligent Injury in Louisiana, contact Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter, highly regarded Criminal Defense Attorney in New Orleans.

 

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