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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