Defending Against Intoxication Manslaughter Charges
Any situation that involves injury or death due to operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be taken very seriously in the state of Texas. In Texas, this is known as intoxication manslaughter, which occurs when an inebriated driver causes a wreck that results in the death of an individual. Being charged with intoxication manslaughter can be a frightening ordeal, but with the help of a criminal defense attorney you can ensure that your rights will be protected and an excellent defense will be mounted on your behalf.
Possible Penalties for Intoxicated Manslaughter
In today’s society, drunk driving accidents are considered especially heinous. Because of this, punishments for intoxicated driving crimes are often severe. If you are convicted of intoxicated manslaughter, you may be sentenced to the following:
- 20 years in prison with a 2 year mandatory minimum.
- Up to $10,000 in fines.
- Up to 800 hours of community service.
We understand the fears that you may be faced with following intoxication manslaughter charges, and we want to help ensure that your rights are protected. Our experienced team will work with you to mount a legal defense that calls into question each and every aspect of your case. It is our goal to possibly reduce or altogether eliminate your charges so that you can protect the integrity of both your personal and professional life.