Intoxication Manslaughter / DWI Causing Death
Let an Irving DWI Lawyer Help You Today
DWI offense is associated with serious penalties, especially when an accident
occurs. However, when a crash results in the death of another individual,
the offender will be charged with intoxication manslaughter. This type
of crime results in more severe punishments compared to other DWI-related
offenses and can change the rest of your life.
If you have been arrested for intoxication manslaughter in Texas, Roland
Jeter is capable of getting your charges reduced or your case dismissed
entirely. He can thoroughly investigate the accident, collect our own
evidence and analyze any evidence gathered by law enforcement in order
to develop an aggressive and customized defense strategy for you.
DWI Intoxication Manslaughter Penalties
Intoxication manslaughter can occur if an individual is drunk driving on
a public road and causes the death of another person due to being intoxicated.
A person is considered intoxicated if a chemical test determines that
their BAC level is .08 or higher.
Intoxication manslaughter is considered a second-degree felony, which is
punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years and a fine of
up to $10,000. However, this offense can be increased to a first-degree
felony when the accident and intoxication caused the death of a police
officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel while
on duty. A first-degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence between
five and 99 years or life imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
Call (469) 518-4228 for Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation
Roland Jeter understands that the prosecution and judge will approach these
type of cases in an extremely harsh manner. On the other hand, he possesses
the comprehensive knowledge of the state laws and court proceedings to
help you navigate through the complexities of your case. Let him get your
life back on track.
Contact J. Roland Jeter, P.C. and schedule your
free consultation today.