You could face significant penalties if you receive a felony charge of intoxication assault in Texas. You may see your life turned upside down if you are convicted of this charge.
Consider seeking help from a Forney intoxication assault lawyer on our team to build your defense. Do not expect the prosecution or law enforcement officers to have your best interests in mind. Trust the attorneys at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg to seek your most favorable outcome in this case.
What Should I Do After an Intoxication Assault Charge?
After police arrest you and charge you with intoxication assault, you may feel like the entire world is working against you. Police investigators may accuse you of things that you do not believe are true. You may feel like officers are trying to bully you into admitting to this crime.
Sometimes, you may believe you should just plead guilty, so you can end the process and relieve the stress of the unknown. However, this is not something our intoxication assault attorneys in Forney, Texas would recommend.
This Is a Potentially Life-Changing Charge
The charge of intoxication assault is typically a third-degree felony, according to Texas Penal Code Chapter 49.07. If you receive a felony conviction, you could suffer life-changing penalties. The penalties for intoxication assault could involve:
- Prison time of between 2 and 10 years
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- Loss of your driver’s license for up to 2 years
- Court-ordered drug or alcohol rehabilitation
These are significant penalties. You may lose your ability to hold certain jobs after the conviction. Your family may endure significant financial hardship while you are in prison and unable to earn a living, while also dealing with your fines.
We Will Work Hard to Defend You Against This Charge
You should not just accept the police’s version of what happened. The police may have made an error. It is also possible that prosecutors will be willing to negotiate to reduce the severity of the charges against you.
However, if you simply admit to the crime and agree to plead guilty right away, you will never know whether you could receive a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Your Forney intoxication assault attorney from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg will attempt to help you receive the best possible deal during negotiations with prosecutors.
If we believe the best option is to take your case to trial to prove your innocence, we will stand by your side from the start of the trial to the finish. We will prepare tirelessly to give you the level of representation you need, and we will treat you with the respect you deserve.
We Can Defend You Against Any Other Related Charges Too
Often, a charge of intoxication assault includes a few other charges. Your Forney criminal defense lawyer can defend you against all these charges, seeking an outcome that gives you the best chance at moving forward with your life.
What Are Common Add-on Charges Related to Intoxication Assault?
The charge of intoxication assault means law enforcement is accusing you of driving while intoxicated and causing a motor vehicle accident in which another person suffered serious bodily injury. Some of the related charges police may give you after this type of accident include:
- DWI: A charge of driving while intoxicated, as defined in Texas Penal Code § 49.04, frequently pairs with an intoxication assault charge.
- Driving recklessly: If the police believe you were speeding or driving dangerously, and these actions led to the crash, you may receive a reckless driving charge.
- Driving with an invalid license: Prosecutors may add this charge if you have a previous DWI conviction that led to the state suspending your driver’s license.
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We Will Use Our Experience to Help Your Case
Because our founder, Randall B. Isenberg, has more than 30 years of experience working in various areas of law enforcement and criminal defense, he fully understands all aspects of the local judicial system.
Before founding our criminal defense firm, he served as a prosecuting attorney and state district judge. He understands how law enforcement works in cases involving intoxicated assault. He can use that information to try to help you receive a favorable outcome in your case.
We Will Work to Craft the Best Possible Defense for You
Through our many years of defending people against charges involving drunk driving, we have many techniques to help our clients.
However, we also know through our experience that we cannot just apply past techniques to your case and expect the same outcome. Each case has particular facts that are unique to that case.
We will study the facts in your case closely to help us figure out the best strategy to defend you against your charges. We do not cut corners when crafting our defense strategy, whether that means seeking a negotiated dismissal or reduction of your charges or going to trial.
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What If the Police Have a Strong Case Against Me?
Law enforcement must be able to prove several factors to convict you of intoxication assault. They must show that your actions of driving drunk and causing an accident led to serious injuries to another person. If these factors are present, it may be tough to win your case.
However, even if the police have a strong case, we have some strategies we can try to use to seek a reduction in your charges’ severity.
For example, we may be able to argue that law enforcement’s measurement of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) occurred in error. We may also attempt to show that the other person’s injuries do not meet the state’s definition of serious bodily injuries.
We do Not Back Down When Facing Tough Cases
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our criminal defense team knows that some cases have extremely difficult circumstances. We do not allow this to deter us. We will work as hard as we can to defend you.
Contact a member of our team today to receive a free consultation and learn more about how a Forney intoxication assault lawyer can help you.