Every day there are accidents caused by drunk drivers. The local news channels always seem to be showing images of terrible wrecks with twisted metal and debris everywhere, while the reporter is saying things like "drunk driver," "DWI," and "fatality." Though many DWI accidents only result in an injury accident, the worst case scenario involves a fatality, and sadly these kinds of accidents happen on a regular basis. When a person is
driving while intoxicated and causes an accident resulting in a death, they will likely be charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree
Fighting the Consequences: Houston DWI Lawyer
In the state of Texas, a third-degree felony conviction results in a fine of up to $10,000, as well as a prison sentence from two to 20 years. If convicted of such a crime, any hopes and plans you had for your future could be gone. Such high fines could shake your financial stability, and with a felony charge on your record, it could be difficult for you to get a job equal to or better than the one you had before your crime. Combine the two, and your finances may never recover. The well-being of those who depend on you could be put in jeopardy and you won't be able to do anything about it unless you have the defense of a Houston criminal lawyer.
If you are facing felony charges, you will want a criminal defense lawyer with proven experience and a reputation for success. At the Martinez Law Firm, we can provide both. Mr. Martinez, the founding attorney with our firm, has over 15 years of experience, including having been a former prosecutor. The Better Business Bureau has given him an A+ rating and Avvo.com called him "Superb" with a perfect score. If you entrust your case to us, we will dedicate ourselves to studying every detail so that we can provide a thorough defense with the highest chance of victory. Learn more about our reputation and our success by calling our offices today.