DWI with Injury in Texas
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While any charge of
driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in the state of Texas, incidents of drunk driving
that result in serious bodily injury are prosecuted particularly aggressively.
DWI with injury, also known as intoxication assault, is a third degree
felony in the state of Texas and can expose a driver to the possibility
of years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines upon conviction.
If you have been charged with intoxication assault, it is urgent you contact
a powerful New Braunfels DWI attorney from Kyle Law Firm as soon as possible
to protect your future and freedom.
Why trust our team of world-class advocates? Consider the following:
- More than 60 years of combined legal experience
Texas Super Lawyers® for client satisfaction
- Board Certified in Criminal Law (Attorney Steve Harkins)
- 10.0 “Superb” Rating on Avvo (Attorney Matthew Kyle)
The sooner you
get in touch with us, the sooner we can help. Discuss your charges today.
Intoxication Assault Penalties in Texas
Under Texas Penal Code Sec. 49.07, a person commits intoxication assault
if they cause serious bodily injury to another person while operating
a motor vehicle while intoxicated, whether by accident or mistake. “Serious
bodily injury” is any type of injury that creates a substantial
risk of death, permanent disfigurement, or impairment of the function
of any bodily member or organ.
A conviction of intoxication assault can carry penalties up to:
- 10 years in state prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- A one-year driver’s license suspension
- A permanent felony criminal record
There are certain scenarios in which these penalties can be enhanced, such
as if the alleged DWI offense leads to the serious injury of a peace officer,
firefighter, or an on-duty emergency medical responder. In the event that
an intoxicated driver should cause a collision that results in the death
of another person, these charges may be escalated to intoxication manslaughter
– a second degree felony and a form of criminal homicide.
Get the Edge You Need in Court
When the stakes are high, you need an advocate on your side who is willing
to go the distance to defend your freedom. At Kyle Law Firm, our
New Braunfels criminal defense lawyers understand the severity of your charges and can provide the trial-tested
advocacy you need to level the playing field against the prosecution’s
claims. From negotiating for a reduction or dismissal of your charges
to aggressively litigating on your behalf in court, we are prepared to
explore every available opportunity to secure a favorable outcome for
your case. Do not let a felony DWI charge ruin your life. Let us use our
knowledge and skills to ensure you receive the fair trial you deserve.
We proudly defend clients throughout New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin,
and Central Texas.
Schedule a free consultation today to get started towards building your defense.