Intoxication Manslaughter / DWI Causing Death
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A 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.
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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.