DWI Manslaughter Defense Attorney
Working to Reduce Charges & Serious Penalties
DWI and DUI allegations are serious charges that pose equally serious criminal penalties. DWI manslaughter, on the other hand, is nothing short of devastating. When a motorist is driving while intoxicated and causes an accident that involves the death of another person, they can be prosecuted for intoxication manslaughter. According to § 49.08 of the Texas Penal Code, a person convicted of intoxication manslaughter is guilty of a second degree felony.
Penalties for a DWI manslaughter conviction can include:
- A minimum sentence of 2 years in prison
- A maximum sentence of 20 years in prison
- May also face additional fines of up to $10,000
As these penalties are extremely serious, it is of the utmost importance that you seek qualified and experienced representation from a Dallas DWI attorney at Knight Law Office.
Don't Lose Hope - Our Firm Can Help
Having represented numerous clients in DWI and intoxication manslaughter cases throughout the years, our legal team is prepared to conduct immediate investigations into the circumstances surrounding your case. Although these charges pose several legal difficulties, they can be effectively defended against with experienced and resourceful representation.
In addition, defendants who face enhanced penalties should seek legal counsel immediately. Enhanced penalties can include first degree felony charges when defendants have prior offenses or when victims are firefighters, police offices or emergency medical services personnel.
Contact Knight Law Office for Proven Representation
Intoxication manslaughter is a serious criminal offense that poses life altering penalties. The most important thing you can do when you or your loved one has been charged with this offense is to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Swift action can allow for immediate investigations, meticulous preparation and can allow your defense to be worked up to its full potential.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Knight is familiar with the ways in which district attorneys seek to gain convictions, and he can effectively structure defense strategies that attack the prosecution's case.