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San Diego Road Rage! What to do When You are a Victim of Aggressive Driving

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It’s unfortunate, but extreme aggressive driving – also known as road rage – is very common on San Diego freeways and streets.

While there is no specific “road rage” law in effect in California, a driver can be criminally charged for extremely aggressive driving if his or her behavior behind the wheel fits a certain criteria. The charges a person might face for road rage are:

  • Reckless driving.
  • Assault or assault with a deadly weapon.

Both types of charges bring serious consequences.

When you are in your vehicle and driving aggressively, your vehicle is seen as a deadly weapon. This means that if you operate your vehicle in a forceful manner that is likely to produce great bodily injury, you may be charged with this offense as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Felony assault with a deadly weapon carries with it a sentence of 2-4 years in the California State Prison system. If a person is charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon he or she will face up to one year in county jail.

Road rage is not a driving offense that is as simple as a ticket. If you have been a victim of a road rage offense it it important that you call an experienced San Diego Road Rage Attorney – like Steven Elia for an immediate consultation. Find out how to get the compensation for damages, pain and suffering you deserve.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.
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