DWI with Serious Bodily Injury
Every time a person drives while intoxicated, they risk causing an accident. Over 30% or car accidents every year are caused by drunk drivers, many of which cause serious injury or death for people in the other car, or even for themselves. When accidents like this happen, they often result in charges of intoxication assault. In basic terms, intoxication assault is when an intoxicated person causes an accident resulting in the serious injury of another person. Any kind of assault is a third-degree felony and brings with it some very serious consequences.
An attorney can help you fight the penalties!
As a third-degree felony, sentences for intoxication assault include two to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 dollars. A penalty such as this can permanently damage your life and your career, not to mention leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. It is vital that you speak with a Houston DWI attorney if you are facing charges so that you can learn exactly what can be done to defend you. You should also be aware that, if a DWI-related accident causes a person's death, it can escalate to intoxication manslaughter, which is a second-degree felony with harsher consequences. If you have been accused of causing an accident while intoxicated, get proper legal representation from a criminal lawyer right away.
Without adequate defense, you may end up in prison or paying fines for a felony that you are not guilty of committing. At the Martinez Law Firm, our goal is to stop this from happening. With over 15 years of experience, we know how to thoroughly study your case so that we can defend it from every angle. Mr. Martinez, the founding attorney at our firm, was a former prosecutor, giving him the ability to stay one step ahead in his defense. We have also been highly rated by Avvo.com and the Better Business Bureau, so you can rest assured that we will provide professional and high quality defense. Learn more by speaking with our firm today.