Intoxication Assault is governed by Penal Code 49.07. This is a serious criminal allegation. It is often charged as 3rd degree felony, but can be charged higher. Typically, these cases are the result of a grievous error on behalf of the actor. The facts in these types of cases range from a car, boat, plane or other vehicle crash that result in a person being seriously injured.
All of us have seen people get into a vehicle who have had too much to drink. Most of the time these people find their way home without a problem. Sometimes, they are pulled over and arrested for DWI. Unfortunately, when people drive drunk, they are more likely to get into an accident. This accident can result in another person being seriously hurt.
If this scenario is hitting too close to home, for either your or someone you know, you need to hire an attorney now! There is a lot of political pressure to prosecute these types of cases. You can bet that if you, or your loved one, are in the sights of the State of Texas, they are seeking a long sentence. This is why you need The Law Offices of Edgardo R. Baez Jr. on your side.
Intoxication Manslaughter is quite similar to Intoxication Assault as described above, but with a significant caveat. Instead of the accident resulting in serious injury, it results in another person’s death. If this is the case, you will be charged with a 2nd degree Felony.
It is important to note that, in both intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter cases, you don’t have to hurt or kill someone in another vehicle. The person hurt or killed could be a passenger in the vehicle that you were driving. This makes it even more important for you to hire a law firm with experience dealing with these types of difficult cases. Go with The Law Offices of Edgardo R. Baez Jr.!