Intoxication Assault Attorneys Brazoria County
When You Need Fierce Representation, Call the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez
Are you facing intoxication assault charges? The Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez can help you protect your freedom and your future. Our Brazoria County intoxication assault lawyers can examine the circumstances of your case and help you build a solid defense against your charges.
Understanding Intoxication Assault Charges in Brazoria County
You will be charged with intoxication assault if you caused serious bodily injury to another person but did not kill them. This situation is often charged as a misdemeanor offense until the state can establish the extent of the injuries (in which case the charges can be increased).
Serious bodily injury has been defined as "injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ." Intoxication assault that results in serious injuries is a felony in the third degree.
If you are convicted of this crime, you can face several substantial penalties, including:
- 2 to 10 years in prison
- A maximum fine of $10,000
- Driver’s license suspension between 6 months and 2 years
- Community service
- Installation if an ignition interlock device
- Alcohol education program
- Supervised probation
Aggravating circumstances can result in harsher penalties. For instance, if you harmed a firefighter, police officer, or another first responder on the job, you could be charged with a second-degree felony, which could result in up to 20 years in prison.
Act Fast to Protect Your Rights
Intoxication assault accusations are among the most serious DUI charges that you can face. It is important that you take action immediately to protect your rights and your future. Prosecutors vigorously pursue these cases, which means that you will need a skilled and dedicated advocate on your side. With over 25 years of legal experience, the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez is prepared to get to work on your case.