Intoxication Assault

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Defending You against Felony DWI Charges

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a person is either injured or killed due to an alcohol-related crash about every 20 minutes, on average, in the state. Drunk driving continues to be a huge problem across the United States, including Texas, despite harsh criminal penalties. Sadly, this problem leads to numerous injuries and deaths every day.

A person can be considered legally intoxicated in Texas when their breath alcohol concentration is .08% or above. A DWI charge is considered a Class B misdemeanor, but it can be elevated to a felony when aggravated circumstances are present, such as when somebody is injured or killed as a result of someone driving under the influence. When this happens, the DWI charge will probably be elevated to intoxication assault, which is considered a third-degree felony. Technically speaking, intoxication assault is considered a felony DWI.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for or charged with intoxication assault, contact the Emmons Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney. As your San Antonio intoxication assault defense lawyer, Derek W. Emmons is prepared to fight tirelessly for you, your future, and your freedom.

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Intoxication Assault Charges in Texas

Under Texas law, a person commits the offense of intoxication assault when they cause bodily injury to another person while driving a motor vehicle, operating an aircraft, operating a watercraft, or operating an amusement ride. “Serious bodily injury” is defined as an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes the victim to suffer serious and permanent disfigurement or the protracted loss or impairment of a bodily function.

Penalties for Intoxication Assault

Upon conviction, an intoxication assault charge can result in a jail term of between 2 and 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A person may also be required to serve mandatory community service, required to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle, and will probably face extended probation upon release from incarceration.

Why You Need an Attorney

With an intoxication assault charge, you are facing some serious issues that will require immediate legal help. Every case is different, but without the assistance of a skilled and seasoned attorney, such as Derek W. Emmons, you risk losing a lot. There are many factors that could potentially work in your favor but, before you weaken your defensive position, you must speak with an attorney to protect your rights in the best way possible.

At the Emmons Law Firm, P.C., we serve clients in San Antonio and the surrounding Texas communities. Our firm has what it takes to aggressively defend you in the face of serious DWI charges. Contact us today for a free consultation with Attorney Derek Emmons.

Contact the Emmons Law Firm, P.C. online or by phone at (210) 702-3054 to get started.

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If you are facing criminal charges or if you even believe you are merely under investigation for a crime, contact the Emmons Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible for a free and confidential consultation. With over 20 years of legal experience, Attorney Derek Emmons understands what you are up against—and what it will take to aggressively advocate for your rights. You need an attorney who understands all sides of the criminal justice system; you need the Emmons Law Firm, P.C.

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