Brazoria County Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyers
Our Firm Is Tough Enough to Fight Your Charges
If you have been arrested for intoxication manslaughter, you need a skilled criminal defense firm representing you as soon as possible. Choosing the right Brazoria County intoxication manslaughter attorney can make a significant difference in your case and your future.
With over 32 years of experience, the Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez has effectively handled more than 6,000 cases. Our criminal defense lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of the laws surrounding these complex charges and can help you protect your rights and freedom.
Intoxication Manslaughter Penalties
You will be charged with intoxication manslaughter if you ran into someone else and killed them while drunkenly operating a vehicle.
Under § 49.08, a vehicle can be:
- A motor vehicle
- An aircraft
- A watercraft
- An amusement ride
Prosecutors rarely offer probation for this crime, but usually push the judges and jury for a prison sentence that can range from 2 to 20 years. If convicted of this crime, you may also be forced to pay a fine of up to $10,000. If probation is offered, 120 to 180 days in county jail will still be imposed. Community service ranges from 240-800 hours.
Challenging Your Charges
Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Just because you were involved in an accident does not mean that you caused it. The burden of proof lies on the prosecutor to prove that you committed the crime.
The Law Office of Steve O. Gonzalez is here to gather and present any evidence that can cast doubt on the prosecutor’s case against you. We have several tactics we can employ when crafting your personalized defense plan.