The Legal Penalties In Texas
If you are in a driving while intoxicated accident, it is possible that you will face multiple criminal charges, especially if other individuals involved have been injured or killed in the accident. The charges can include DWI, as well as intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter. The possible penalties for these charges are as follows:
- Intoxication assault – This offense is a third-degree felony that involves operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury to another, whether by accident or mistake. The penalties may include monetary fines up to $10,000, up to 600 hours of community service, license suspension for up to two years, and up to 10 years of incarceration in state penitentiary.
- Intoxication manslaughter – This is a second-degree felony that involves operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing the death of another. It carries penalties that include fines of up to $10,000, up to 800 hours of community service, license suspension for up to two years, and up to 20 years of incarceration in a state penitentiary.
A Houston DWI lawyer is needed to provide you with an aggressive defense against these serious felony accusations. Your future is at risk, and it is critical that you get legal aggressive representation immediately.
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Attorney Jim Medley is a DWI attorney with a proven record of results. Medley has been nominated as one of Houston’s “Top Lawyers” for three years in a row, and has written articles on DWI breath tests and field sobriety testing that have been published for public education services. His firm, Jim Medley & Associates P.C., will immediately evaluate all the evidence in your case to advise you how the defense will move forward to fight for you, your future and your freedom.