You never thought anyone would get hurt, but the accident happened anyway. A charge of intoxication assault is severe and can lead to high fines or imprisonment. In your case, you have the right to an attorney. It can be helpful to find one who will work to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
A Glenn Heights intoxication assault lawyer from our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can assist you. We have high levels of legal expertise, and we are ready to help you.
How Serious is Intoxication Assault?
Texas offers a specific definition of intoxication assault that includes two main components. First of all, you were operating one of the following while intoxicated:
- A motor vehicle in a public area
- An aircraft,
- A watercraft
- An amusement ride
Second, while intoxicated, you accidentally caused someone to experience serious bodily injury due to your actions. Serious bodily injury refers to injuries with a high risk of death or severe disability. For example, if someone becomes paralyzed because of the accident, they have experienced a serious bodily injury. Or if someone loses both arms as a result of the accident, it would be another example of serious bodily injury.
Intoxication Assault and Driving While Intoxicated
Drinking alcohol impairs your ability to think clearly and make sound judgments. It is not safe to drive if you have been drinking. If you were driving while intoxicated (DWI), it can result in accidents ranging from mild to severe. For example, you may crash your car and have to pay for substantial car repairs. Or you may experience injuries after colliding with a non-moving object.
DWI is illegal, and you can experience legal consequences even if no one experienced an injury because of your actions. Intoxication assault is much more serious than just driving while drunk. As a result of drunk driving, someone else experiences a severe injury. Thus, if the courts convict you of intoxication assault, the legal consequences are much more substantial than if the courts convict you of DWI.
What Consequences May I Face in an Intoxication Assault Case?
Texas law typically classifies intoxication assault as a third-degree felony. This level of crime has a specific range of possible penalties. You may face between two and ten years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine. Even if you are found not guilty or have a reduced sentence, the process can be drawn out and complicated. The events surrounding your case can take an emotional toll on you and your family.
Your specific penalty will depend on several factors, like what specifically happened in your case and the resulting damages.
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How Can a Lawyer Help Me with My Intoxication Assault Case?
An experienced intoxication assault lawyer will be familiar with the laws and regulations that will apply to your intoxication assault case. When you work with an attorney from our firm, we may be able to help you in the following areas:
- Review your case and the evidence that is both for and against you.
- Explain your legal options and what actions are in your best interest
- Work to get charges dropped or your sentence reduced
- Represent you in legal proceedings and present your case at your trial as needed
- Answer any questions you may have about your case and keep you updated about your case.
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How Our Firm has Helped Our Other Clients
Our firm has been representing our clients in criminal defense cases for years. We have over thirty years of experience and fight for the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Consider the following outcomes in other cases we have handled:
- In February of 2022 alone, we were able to get probation for our clients in four cases of intoxication assault.
- In February of 2019, we got our client’s intoxication assault charge reduced to a misdemeanor
- In December of 2019, we were able to get our client’s charge of intoxication assault reduced to a misdemeanor.
We will review the facts and bring all the evidence to bear to work towards a favorable case outcome for you.
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What Our Clients Have to Say
Many of our clients have approved of our work on their behalf. Here are what some of them have had to say:
“There’s a reason Randall Isenberg was listed among the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine. He truly is at the top in his field. Having true representation by a former state district judge, with all his experience, was worth every penny I spent on my defense. I’ve seen friends sold down river by court appointed attorneys, and I thank God that I didn’t have to take that path.” ~ Arnold
“I was in jail for 6 months and I was facing 20 years in prison on three felony charges. I had lost hope and faced years in prison. However, Mr. Isenberg and his team got two of my charges dismissed and on the 3rd one I was placed on probation on deferred probation. I am so thankful for Mr. Isenberg and his team. If anyone is facing years in prison, look no further and call the Law Office Of Randall Isenberg, the best of best! You will not regret it. I am a free man. Thanks to this awesome law firm.” ~ Victor
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The legal team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg is ready to help you with your intoxication assault case. The process starts with a free consultation. A consultation lets us discuss your case and legal options. And you get the chance to understand how our firm can help you. You can contact us today to get started.