Texas Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyer

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What is Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas?

Under Texas law, intoxication manslaughter is defined as “an individual that operates a motor vehicle in a public space, an aircraft, a watercraft, an amusement ride, or assembles an amusement ride while being intoxicated with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than or equal to .08% in which the aforementioned intoxication causes the death of another by mistake or accident.”

Intoxication manslaughter is considered the highest degree of intoxication related offenses, and may escalate to a felony murder charge depending on the circumstances of the incident. It is incredibly important that you hire an experienced Texas DWI lawyer who can help you fully understand your case, the details of your arrest, and how the results of your case may impact your life.

What are the Consequences of Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas?

Intoxication manslaughter is charged as a second-degree felony. This means that it carries with it the following penalties, at minimum:

  • Between two and 20 years in prison
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • License suspension of between six months and two years
  • Possible other penalties, including community service

Keep in mind as well that the charges of intoxication manslaughter can be compounded with more charges, including additional manslaughter charges if more than one person is killed by the accident. This can lead to harsher penalties and even more serious classifications of charges.

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Intoxication Manslaughter vs. Vehicular Manslaughter?

Simply put, vehicular manslaughter and intoxication manslaughter are very similar in that they both involve death by vehicle. However, intoxication manslaughter is committed when the accused driver is also intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol and not just driving dangerously or recklessly. Usually, the charges and penalties are not very different in seriousness, but they can be compounded and complicated depending on the circumstances. For instance, disobeying traffic laws and also causing someone’s death as a result might lead to a more seriously classified charge.


Texas Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyer

Texas intoxication manslaughter lawyers at Soyars & Morgan Law understand that good people can get railroaded when they don’t have someone standing with and fighting for them. As experienced Texas trial lawyers, Soyars & Morgan Law has a reputation for fighting back and delivering fantastic results at trial. Not every client and case needs to go to trial, but when your lawyer has a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer who fights for their clients, it can make all the difference in the world.

If you or someone you love is facing intoxication manslaughter in Texas, contact Soyars & Morgan Law. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain the law and your legal options. Furthermore, we will fight for you and do everything we can to prevent the serious consequences of a conviction.

Whether it be a DWI, intoxication assault, intoxication manslaughter, or any other number of DWI-related charges threatening your freedom, you need to reach out to an aggressive and experienced Texas DWI lawyer. Call Soyars & Morgan Law for a free consultation to help you sort through these charges and determine the best strategies moving forward.