Stringent Defense Against DWI Manslaughter Charges
Texas has harsh penalties for those who get behind the wheel after having a few drinks, but the penalties increase substantially for someone charged with causing a fatal accident. Intoxication manslaughter is a category of criminal homicide that applies when the death of another is caused by a drunk or drugged driver.
If you are facing intoxication manslaughter charges, Stephen H. Miller, Attorney at Law, can help. For more than 35 years, he has protected the rights of those facing DWI and manslaughter charges, with a strong record of helping many secure a favorable outcome.
An intoxication manslaughter charge can be difficult to fight, especially if the prosecution has factual evidence of criminal activity. However, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated at the time of the accident and that your reckless behavior caused the death of another person.
Proving intoxication can be difficult, even if your blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit. Chemical sobriety testing results are not infallible. As part of your defense strategy, Mr. Miller can question the accuracy of the testing.
Texas severely punishes those convicted of intoxication manslaughter. Potential penalties for this second-degree felony include:
- Prison sentences ranging from two to 20 years
- Fines of up to $10,000
- A minimum of 240 hours of community service with the possibility of another 560 hours added at the judge’s discretion
Get The Skilled Defense You Need
No one ever intends to cause an accident while driving after having one too many drinks, and the unfortunate death of another is a terrible tragedy. If you are charged with intoxication manslaughter, you need a skilled trial lawyer in your corner who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system.