Arrested for Intoxication Assault

If you have been arrested for Intoxication Assault, then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a drunk driving offense.  The District Attorney must prove that you were driving while intoxicated and that your intoxication caused serious bodily injury to another person.

How much time can I get if I am arrested for Intoxication Assault?

If you are arrested for Intoxication Assault, then a conviction will result in penalties of not less than two years and up to 10 years in Prison, and/or a $10,000 fine.  It is possible to get probation which would last from five years up to 10 years.  Also, your and driver’s license is subject to a mandatory suspension.

Texas Penal Code Section 49.07. INTOXICATION ASSAULT.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person, by accident or mistake: (1) while operating an aircraft, watercraft, or amusement ride while intoxicated, or while operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, by reason of that intoxication causes serious bodily injury to another; or (2) as a result of assembling a mobile amusement ride while intoxicated causes serious bodily injury to another. (b) In this section, “serious bodily injury” means 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. (c) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

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