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Houston Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyer

Experienced Felony DWI Defense in Texas

Intoxication manslaughter is the most serious DWI charge one can face. Under § 49.08 of the Texas Penal Code, intoxication manslaughter occurs when a driver operates a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft;

  1. In a public place; and
  2. While intoxicated or under the influence of drugs; and
  3. Causes death of another by accident or mistake.

In the context of auto accidents, a driver can be charged with intoxicated manslaughter if they cause a fatal accident while driving intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

Intoxication Manslaughter Penalties

As a second-degree felony, intoxication manslaughter subjects convicted individuals to extremely severe penalties. In addition to driver's license penalties – which may include suspensions or revocations – convicted individuals may face the following:

  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Between 2 and 20 years imprisonment

In many cases, the penalties and repercussions at stake are profound and life-altering. Aside from the possibility of losing one's freedom and facing extended terms of incarceration, convicted individuals can also face numerous personal, professional, and financial repercussions by having a felony conviction on their record. With your freedom and future on the line, the need for experienced, proven representation becomes crucial.

Discuss Your Defense with a Houston DWI Attorney

If you or someone you care about has recently been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, it is of the utmost importance that you reach out for legal assistance as soon as possible. By bringing your case to the attention of a Texas DWI lawyer from The Samuelson Law Firm, you can learn more about the charges and penalties you face and ensure that there is sufficient time to build a strong and effective defense strategy. The Samuelson Law Firm offers free consultations to local residents facing criminal allegations and encourages you not to delay in learning more about your case.

If you or your loved one has recently been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter in Houston.

Fill out a free case evaluation form or call (281) 407-9553 for your free, confidential consultation.

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