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Strong Representation In Criminal Vehicular Operation Cases

The state of Minnesota can bring criminal charges against a driver who operates a vehicle in a manner that causes serious bodily harm to another. These charges can be extremely serious — including felony level offenses — and require strong, aggressive representation from a law firm that's dedicated to criminal defense.

At Carlson & Jones, P.A., our attorneys possess over 55 years of combined experience helping people in Minnesota with legal issues such as criminal vehicular operation. Clients turn to us with confidence — our legal team offers dedicated representation and provides everyone the defense they deserve, starting with a free initial consultation.

What Is Criminal Vehicular Operation?

In the state of Minnesota, the charge of criminal vehicular operation (CVO) can encompass a wide variety of circumstances that cause serious bodily harm to another, including:

  • Operating a vehicle in a grossly negligent manner
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Operating a vehicle in a way that leads to serious bodily harm
  • Knowingly driving a vehicle that is defective
  • Leaving the scene of an accident where an injury occurred

These are only a few of the many situations that can lead to someone being charged with criminal vehicular operation. And the penalties for a conviction of criminal vehicular operation can be severe. For this reason, people who are charged with criminal vehicular operation should seek experienced legal counsel. At Carlson & Jones, P.A., our lawyers believe everyone is entitled to the strongest defense possible.

The Penalties For A CVO Conviction Are Severe

If you or a loved one is facing charges of criminal vehicular operation, it's important to understand the potential penalties for a conviction. Criminal vehicular operation can be charged as either a gross misdemeanor or felony offense.

  • A felony charge is classified as conduct that leads to great bodily harm
  • Great bodily harm creates a serious probability of death or permanent damage
  • A conviction could result in up to five years in prison
  • A gross misdemeanor charge is classified as an injury that leads to harm that is less than great bodily harm
  • It is punishable by up to one year in jail

When the stakes are high, it's important to turn to a dedicated legal team that can provide the strongest defense possible. If you are facing a charge of criminal vehicular operation, please contact our experienced legal team today at 877-344-1555 to learn more about how we can help you.