Houston Intoxication Assault Attorney
What is intoxication assault?
According to the Texas Penal Codes, intoxication assault (also known as DWI with serious bodily injury), is a third degree felony. The elements of the charges are:
- That an individual operated a motor vehicle in a public place
- The person was intoxicated
- Due to the intoxication, the individual caused a serious bodily injury to another
The term "serious bodily injury" refers to an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. Charges of intoxication assault are taken seriously by the courts and they will press for a conviction. A skilled and experienced Houston DWI lawyer is needed to effectively defend the charges brought against you.
Serious Defense for Our Clients
If convicted on intoxication assault charges, you can be fined as much as $10,000 and your driver's license may be suspended for not less than 90 days or more than 1 year. You can be imprisoned for a period of not less than 2 years or more than 10 years. As an experienced attorney, I have served as both a state and federal prosecutor, understand how the system works, and know the best defenses which can be aggressively pursued in successfully resolving felony DWI charges.
Many times, there are factors in an intoxication assault case that need investigation as to what actually occurred. Poor road and weather conditions, traffic violations by other drivers, mechanical failure and other valid reasons could have led to the accident. Review of the accident site, police and witness reports, testing for blood alcohol concentration levels and other sources of information may reveal a different scene than prosecutors are attempting to portray. I work diligently to provide a
serious defense for my clients, knowing that a conviction can adversely affect them for many years to come.
Contact a Houston intoxication assault attorney
at my firm if you or a loved one is charged with DWI with injury and want a serious legal defense against the charges.