In the state of Texas, the offense of intoxication manslaughter occurs when an intoxicated individual accidentally or mistakenly kills someone while driving. Intoxication manslaughter is a felony and carries significant consequences, including potential incarceration, expensive fines and a lasting impact on both criminal records and driving privileges. In order to protect your rights, you need an aggressive experienced DWI/DUI defense attorney on your side.
At the Shapiro Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to helping people facing intoxication manslaughter and other DWI/DUI-related charges. For most people charged with these types of drunk driving offenses, it is their first contact with the legal system. Once you contact our criminal defense lawyers, we will take over your case. We can represent our clients in Dallas-Fort Worth, Collin County and throughout the surrounding communities of Texas.
Plano Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyers
Intoxication manslaughter is considered by both police and prosecutors to be such an extreme offense that they can often pursue the maximum punishments for alleged offenses. This includes:
- Two years minimum and up to 20 years maximum in the Texas State Penitentiary
- Up to a $10,000 fine
- 240 to 800 hours of community service
- A loss of driving privileges
- A permanent mark on criminal record
If you are driving and have been involved in an accident resulting in a serious injury or death, a blood sample will be taken. The prosecution often tries to use this blood sample against those thought to be guilty of intoxication manslaughter, but our firm will investigate every aspect of your case to ensure that evidence is gathered and presented properly, fairly, and most important, legally.
Contact the Shapiro Law Firm
If you've been charged with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter, it's important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to challenge the suspension of your license. Our office will prepare all necessary paperwork and take whatever steps are available to try and dismiss or reduce the charges and sentence against you.