Intoxication Manslaughter / Vehicular Manslaughter
Seek Legal Representation with Our Bryan, TX DUI Attorney
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.
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.
Get a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
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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