Intoxication Assault in Fort Worth

Intoxication Assault, combined with Intoxication Manslaughter, are some of the most heart-wrenching cases we handle as Fort Worth DWI Lawyers. Unlike most criminal offense, these cases prosecute accidents that arise from the volitional act of becoming intoxicated. These cases are devastating to victims and their families, as well as the defendant and the defendant’s family.

If you are facing charges for intoxication assault in Fort Worth, reach out to our dedicated attorneys for help.

What is Intoxication Assault in Texas?

Intoxication Assault is defined in Penal Code 49.07.  It occurs when someone causes serious bodily injury to another because the person was driving while intoxicated. These cases can be complex because there is often more than one cause of an accident. Prosecutors may counter some of these challenges to your case by adding additional charges. For instance, a prosecutor may add the following charges:

  • Vehicular Manslaughter: Pursuant to Penal Code Section 19.04, Vehicular Manslaughter occurs when a person causes the death of another person while recklessly operating a motor vehicle. This offense is a felony of the second degree.
  • Reckless Driving: Pursuant to Transportation Code 545.401, a person who recklessly operates a vehicle with disregard for the safety of others or property. This is a misdemeanor offense.

Serious Bodily Injury

Bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of function bodily member or organ. Tex. Pen. Code §1.07(a)(46). 

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Intoxication Assault in Fort Worth

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Benson Varghese is the managing partner of Varghese Summersett. He is a seasoned attorney, highly esteemed for his comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He has successfully handled thousands of state and federal cases, ranging from misdemeanor driving while intoxicated cases to capital offenses, showcasing his commitment to preserving justice and upholding the rights of his clients. His firm covers criminal defense, personal injury, and family law matters. Benson is also a legal tech entrepreneur. Benson is a go-to authority in the legal community, known for his ability to explain complex legal concepts with clarity and precision. His writings offer a wealth of in-depth legal insights, reflecting his extensive experience and his passion for the law. Not only is Benson an accomplished litigator, but he is also a dedicated advocate for his clients, consistently striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. His authorship provides readers with valuable legal advice and an understanding of the complexities of the criminal justice system. CriminalPersonal InjuryFamily Law Contact
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