Arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter

If you have been arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter, 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 the death another person.

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

If you are arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter, then a conviction can result in penalties of not less than two years and up to 20 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 49.08. INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER.

(a)A person commits an offense if the person: (1) operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride; and (2) is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake. (b) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.

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