Intoxication Manslaughter DWI in Texas
Representation from a Felony DWI Lawyer in San Antonio
One of the most frightening experiences you may have is being involved
in a car accident. Car accidents often involve injuries and property damage.
The worst scenario may involve a death. If you're charged with
driving while intoxicated following an accident that involved a death, you may face charges beyond
drunk driving, such as a second-degree felony charge for intoxication
In Texas, intoxication manslaughter is defined differently from involuntary
manslaughter. Intoxication manslaughter occurs when an intoxicated person
operates a motor vehicle in a public place and, as a result of intoxication,
causes the death of another by accident. It is the only state with a charge
of this kind of the books, and prosecutors come down hard on those accused
of this crime.
If you have been accused of intoxication manslaughter or any other defense,
Attorney Guillermo Lara can stand by your side. With a proven track record, San Antonio relies
on his skill when accused of a crime! Contact him now for the legal advocacy
you need during this time.
Key Elements For an Intoxication Manslaughter Charge
In order to be convicted of intoxication manslaughter, there are three
important elements that must be proven by the prosecution. First, it must
be shown that a death occurred in direct connection to the accident. Second,
you must have voluntarily been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Someone that was unknowingly given an intoxicating substance cannot be
convicted of intoxication manslaughter. Finally, it must be proven that
you were in control of the vehicle when the accident occurred.
- Penalties for intoxication manslaughter include, but are not limited to:
- Two to 20 years in prison
- $10,000 in fines
- Performing 240 to 800 hours of community service
Your rights and future are on the line when you have been accused of intoxication
manslaughter. A DWI lawyer can help you stand up for yourself and your
rights, securing the best possible outcome. Give yourself the chance to win!
Safeguarding your Future
Manslaughter cases require the prosecution to prove you were not only guilty
of the act, but also had some recognition of negligence when it was committed.
However, intoxication manslaughter law allows the prosecution to have
a lower standard of proof of the "guilty mind." In other words,
they must only prove you were intoxicated. Contrary to what you may believe,
you may still be able to win your case. When you retain Attorney Lara,
you may have an improved chance of protecting your future.
Attorney Lara is aggressive in his pursuit of your freedom. He approaches
your case with dismissal in mind and does everything he can to help you
achieve your desired outcome. Fighting a felony DWI charge can be challenging
to do on your own, which is why you should allow Attorney Lara to handle
your case for you. From visiting the scene to consulting with experts,
he does it all with the utmost persistence.
Call him to begin your case with a