An individual charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with
an alleged drunk driving accident in Texas can expect no mercy from prosecutors.
The news media often follows these cases, and prosecutors will press these
cases aggressively in order to send a warning to others. Judges often
impose stiff sentences for the same reason.
These cases must be defended as aggressively as they are prosecuted. It
is critical to investigate the facts thoroughly, pore over the state's
evidence in search of any weaknesses and otherwise fight every aspect
of the state's case as if the defendant's entire future is at
stake - because it is.
There are a number of ways to fight an
intoxication manslaughter charge. Field sobriety tests are generally unreliable indicators of intoxication
and can often be successfully discredited at trial. The accuracy of breath
or blood test evidence can also be challenged by pointing out the numerous
variables that can affect test results.
It is important to remember that in an intoxication manslaughter case the
prosecution must not only prove the defendant was intoxicated, but that
the intoxication caused the accident. If the accident was caused by the
other driver, the intoxication manslaughter charge must be dismissed.
At the Law Offices of Jed Silverman we are committed to aggressively defending
those accused of intoxication manslaughter. In addition to being an experienced
DWI defense attorney, Jed Silverman is a certified field sobriety test
conductor and breath test machine operator. This background can be very
useful in challenging these tests in court. Our firm also works with forensic
toxicologists and accident reconstruction experts to present a compelling
case for acquittal. There is more information about how we defend intoxication
manslaughter cases on our