DWI Manslaughter in Texas
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Getting a DWI in Texas can be a frightening and stressful experience. However, when a DWI arrest is associated with the death of another person, the offender faces harsher consequences.
If you have been charged with intoxication manslaughter in Texas, The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. is prepared to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With 18 years of legal experience, our Plano criminal defense attorney has obtained over 200 acquittals and knows what it takes to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether.
DWI Manslaughter Laws & Penalties
DWI manslaughter can happen when a person is drunk driving on a public road and causes the death of another driver, passenger, or pedestrian. An individual is considered intoxicated if a chemical test reveals that their BAC is .08% or higher.
In Texas, intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a fine of up to $20,000. However, if a police officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel is killed while on duty, then it is considered a first-degree felony, which carries a lifetime prison sentence.
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Just because you are charged with the crime doesn’t mean that you are guilty. You still have an opportunity to defend yourself. Our Plano criminal defense lawyer will investigate the circumstances of your arrest, examine all of the evidence from the scene, and build a strong defense strategy just for you. Let us help you get your life back on the right track.
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