Texas Penal Code § 49.08 defines intoxication manslaughter as an individual operating any motor vehicle while intoxicated and as a result causes the death of another person.
If you are facing the criminal justice system after being arrested for intoxication manslaughter, you are probably worried about your future and the potential consequences ahead.
Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony in the state of Texas. With a slight change in circumstances, what would have been a misdemeanor DWI can quickly become a very serious felony. Deferred adjudication is not an option for intoxication offenses.
DWI manslaughter can carry the following penalties:
The prosecution will likely want to strongly pursue a conviction of these types of cases on behalf of the victim’s family. The state of Texas is not likely to give up easily on this charge or give you a deal that does not include time in prison. You will need an experienced San Antonio intoxication manslaughter lawyer who can aggressively represent you and ensure that you are placed in the best position possible at the resolution of your case.
In your time of need, turn to LaHood Norton Law Group. Our team of former prosecutors and two board-certified attorneys has what it takes to vigorously protect your rights.