Intoxication Manslaughter Attorney Dallas, TX
What is Intoxication Manslaughter?
While a DWI in Texas is associated with severe criminal penalties, a drunk driving offense involving another person’s death can result in harsher consequences. This type of crime is known as “intoxication manslaughter” and state prosecutors often seek the maximum punishment.
If you or a loved one has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in Dallas, let Scott H. Palmer, P.C. help you get the best possible results in your case. Our legal team can assess your case, figure out your available legal options, and do our best to either get your entire case dismissed or your charges or penalties significantly reduced.
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Intoxication Manslaughter Texas
Intoxication manslaughter is defined as knowingly becoming intoxicated from alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both substances, then driving a vehicle, and ultimately killing someone else. However, if you didn’t know that you consumed a controlled substance and later became impaired, you will not be charged with intoxication manslaughter in Texas.
Additionally, manslaughter means acting in a reckless manner that leads to another person’s death. This type of violent crime is different from murder due to the lack of premeditation. As long as the defendant exhibited reckless behavior, that is enough proof to charge and perhaps convict you of manslaughter.
Punishment for Intoxication Manslaughter
Intoxication manslaughter in Texas is a second-degree felony, punishable by a prison term of up to 20 years and a maximum $10,000 fine. Yet, if more than one individual is killed or suffered a serious injury in a drunk driving accident, you could be charged with a separate intoxication manslaughter or intoxication assault offense for each victim.
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Our Dallas intoxication manslaughter defense attorneys can help you determine all your available defenses, whether your constitutional rights were violated by police or the alleged victim ended up causing the collision. We can guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system while fighting for the most favorable outcome.
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