Intoxication Manslaughter / Vehicular Manslaughter

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If you have been arrested for intoxication manslaughter, also known as vehicular manslaughter or DWI resulting in fatality, you will be facing serious penalties and permanent damage to your reputation. That is why it is necessary to hire legal representation from a qualified and reliable criminal defense lawyer.

At The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C., our legal team possesses the experience and skill required to help you protect your rights, reputation and freedom. With more than 30 years of experience, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to get your charges reduced or have your case dismissed entirely.

Intoxication Manslaughter Penalties

Under Texas law, an individual commits the offense of intoxication manslaughter when he/she operates a motor vehicle in a public place and is intoxicated by alcohol or impaired by drugs upon causing the death of another by accident or mistake. Intoxication manslaughter is the most serious DWI charges in the state, since the crime is classified as a 2nd degree felony. A 2nd degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

However, if a peace officer, firefighter or a person who is an emergency medical personnel worker is killed upon an intoxicated manslaughter incident while on active duty, the crime is considered a first degree felony. A first degree felony is punishable by a life imprisonment term or a prison sentence between five and 99 years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

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With the stakes this high, having our legal team on your side can help you get your life back to normal. Asa former prosecutor, our founding attorney can anticipate how the prosecution will prepare for your case and develop a solid strategy. Do not hesitate to get help from our firm today!

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