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Intoxication Manslaughter Cases in Houston, TX

Harris County DWI Manslaughter Attorney

If you were involved in a car accident that killed another driver or passenger, and you were accused of drunk driving, you may face charges of intoxication manslaughter. These felony-level charges carry with them the possibility of 20 years in a Texas state penitentiary. The prosecution will do everything they can to win a conviction and make an example out of you. Give yourself the best chance of beating the charges by enlisting the help of a skilled Houston DWI defense attorney.

With more than 20 years in practice and an associate attorney who has nearly 20 years of experience with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Jed Silverman and the rest of the team at our firm are prepared to handle these serious felony cases. Challenging intoxication manslaughter charges takes a level of dedication, knowledge, and experience that you will find here at the Law Offices of Jed Silverman.

Texas Penal Code § 49.08: Intoxication Manslaughter

As defined in Texas Penal Code § 49.08, intoxication manslaughter occurs when a person operates a vehicle, aircraft, watercraft or amusement ride while intoxicated, and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another person. Though this death may be entirely accidental, a person who is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and who causes such an accident may be held accountable in criminal court.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony carrying with it the following penalties:

  • $10,000 in fines
  • 180-days to 2-year driver’s license suspension
  • From 2 to 20 years in the state penitentiary

Attorney Jed Silverman and our highly qualified staff are adept at defending people charged with DWI in Houston and the surrounding areas of Texas. We employ the use of the finest expert witnesses in the U.S., including accident reconstruction professionals and forensic toxicologists to present convincing cases for our clients. We understand what is at stake in these cases and will do everything in our power to help you beat these charges and avoid going to the state penitentiary.

Ready for a confidential consultation? Contact our offices at (713) 597-2221 to get started.

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