Vehicular Crimes Attorney in Phoenix

If you're charged with a vehicular crime in Phoenix, know you're not alone. A highly skilled attorney can guide you through the legal process and defend your rights. Attorney Chad Pajerski, a board-certified criminal defense specialist, brings over 20 years of experience to your case. Protect your rights by contacting us immediately for a free case evaluation.
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Phoenix Vehicular Crimes Defense

Phoenix's roads can be unpredictable, and a momentary lapse in judgment can lead to more than just a ticket—it can lead to jail time. The importance of seasoned legal guidance cannot be overstated when facing such daunting situations. If you're involved in a vehicular-related offense, a skilled Phoenix traffic law expert can defend your rights, striving for reduced penalties or possible acquittal.

If you have been charged with a traffic-related offense in Phoenix, please contact Pajerski Law immediately. Pajerski Law is not an average law firm. It's a boutique establishment specializing solely in Criminal Defense, focusing on DUI and vehicular assault/homicide defense. This concentration ensures that attorney Chad Pajerski possesses the specialized knowledge and skills for these cases. Learn more about how Pajerski Law can help defend your rights by scheduling a free consultation today.

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Common Types of Vehicular Crimes in Arizona

In Arizona, crimes committed using a vehicle can have severe consequences. These offenses can range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the severity and details of the incident. Here's a closer look at some of the major vehicular offenses:

Endangerment (ARS § 13-1201): 

  • This involves actions where someone recklessly exposes another individual to significant danger, be it injury or death.


  • For creating a risk of injury, it's a Class 1 misdemeanor. Misdemeanors may result in jail time, fines, or both.
  • For endangerment that risks death, it escalates to a Class 6 felony. Felonies usually come with stiffer penalties, including longer jail or prison sentences and higher fines.

Unlawful Flight (ARS § 28-622.01):

  • If someone intentionally tries to escape or elude a marked law enforcement vehicle pursuing them, they commit unlawful flight.


  • This act is categorized as a Class 5 felony. Convictions can lead to prison time, hefty fines, and a possible suspension of driving privileges.

Negligent Homicide (ARS § 13-1102):

  • This crime is committed when someone unintentionally causes the death of another (or an unborn child) due to criminally negligent actions. It's important to note that 'criminal negligence' implies a severe lapse in judgment where the individual fails to recognize a substantial risk.


  • Classified as a Class 4 felony, negligent homicide can lead to extended prison time, potential restitution to the victim's family, and other legal consequences.

Aggravated Assault (ARS § 13-1204):

  • Aggravated assault encompasses actions where an individual intentionally or recklessly injures another using a vehicle or another form of a deadly weapon.


  • Generally, it's a Class 3 felony.
  • If the assault is against an on-duty officer or a victim under 15, it is a more severe Class 2 felony.
  • In certain cases, the crime can be deemed a 'dangerous offense.' This classification removes the possibility of probation and enforces mandatory minimum prison sentences.

Leaving the Scene (ARS § 28-661), commonly known as "hit-and-run":

  • This crime involves leaving an accident scene without providing the necessary information. It's especially grievous if the accident results in injury or death and the responsible party flees without offering aid.


  • Leaving without injury is a Class 5 felony.
  • If there's injury or death, it becomes a Class 3 felony.
  • For causing the accident and fleeing the scene, it's a Class 2 felony, which has even more severe penalties.

Key Elements of Vehicular Crimes in Arizona

In Arizona's legal system, vehicular crimes stand out for their seriousness. Far from being dismissed as mere accidents, these offenses can bear consequences the same as deliberate acts of harm. Especially if substances like alcohol or drugs were involved or if there were any resulting injuries or fatalities. Even seemingly less significant actions, like leaving an accident scene, can drastically escalate the gravity of charges and prospective penalties.

Key Points to Consider:

  • Nature of Vehicular Crimes:
    They're not always classified as 'accidents' in the eyes of the law.
  • Involvement of Substances:
    The presence of drugs or alcohol can significantly impact the outcome.
  • Consequences:
    Varying verdicts, from probation to long-term imprisonment, exist for similar offenses.
  • Evidence Nuances:
    Cases may hinge on details like accident reconstruction, causation, and chemical test interpretations.

At the heart of Phoenix's defense community, Pajerski Law is determined to defend the rights of those involved in vehicular crime allegations. With unparalleled expertise, we've steered countless clients through the complexities of the legal process, ensuring their rights remain uncompromised and securing fair verdicts.

What Sets Pajerski Law Apart?

  • Diverse Expertise:
    From serious charges like Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter, and Second Degree Murder to others like Assault and Reckless Driving, our track record speaks volumes.
  • An Elite Board Certification:
    Attorney Chad Pajerski is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of Arizona. This rare distinction is a testament to his unmatched experience, professionalism, and ethics. With less than 65 such specialists in Maricopa County, choosing Chad ensures you're in an elite circle of representation.
  • Detailed Defense Approach:
    We dive deep into every case, unraveling its intricacies and constructing a tailored defense strategy. From over two decades of legal experience, our strategy encompasses more than the basic details but also the sub-communications that surround a criminal defense case.
  • Client-Centric Commitment:
    We prioritize our clients, offering a hands-on approach and keeping them informed at every juncture.

For those experiencing vehicular crime charges in Phoenix, Pajerski Law is your resource for legal support armed with knowledge, experience, and a relentless drive for justice. Remember, choosing the proper defense can make all the difference in these challenging times. Let Pajerski Law be your chosen line of defense.

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Contact a Vehicular Crimes Attorney in Phoenix

Defending against vehicular crime charges in Arizona is no small feat. The potential repercussions are vast, ranging from damaging personal and professional reputations to facing extensive prison sentences. The potential consequences can impact someone's life significantly, making it crucial to understand the legal landscape. These situations call for experienced legal guidance.

If you have been charged with a vehicular crime in Phoenix, Arizona, contact Pajerski Law right away. At Pajerski Law, we are committed to understanding each individual client's needs. This, combined with our diverse expertise in vehicular crime defense, ensures our clients are not just another case number but individuals deserving of justice and fairness. Pajerski Law offers a lifeline, blending expertise with empathy, to champion your rights and seek a favorable outcome. Call and schedule your free consultation today to learn how we can help defend your rights.

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