Operating a motor vehicle and causing an accident while intoxicated can result in serious trouble for you. If you were charged with intoxication assault after an accident in Little Elm, you have the right to an attorney.
The legal aspects of your trial and sentencing can be confusing but having an experienced attorney on your side can make all the difference in your case.
A Little Elm intoxication assault lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg is ready to help you with your case.
What is Intoxication Assault?
When people are intoxicated, it impairs their judgment and ability to think clearly. This is why it is hazardous to engage in certain activities while drunk.
Intoxication assault is a specific crime laid out in Texas law. It covers the particular harm someone can cause while operating a motor vehicle or other moving craft while under the influence. Several factors must be true for the courts to convict you of intoxication assault. In most cases, intoxication assault includes the following components:
- You were intoxicated
- You were operating a watercraft, aircraft, or another amusement ride. Or you were operating a motor vehicle in a public area.
- Because of your intoxication, you caused serious bodily injury to someone else.
The law also specifies what constitutes serious bodily injury. Serious bodily injury is generally when the injuries put the person at high risk for death or when they cause someone to lose the function of a body part. For example, if someone’s arm was severed in the accident, it would be a serious bodily injury. If they experienced a spinal cord injury and could no longer walk, it would also be a serious bodily injury.
Intoxication Assault Penalties in Texas
Intoxication assault is a more severe crime than driving while intoxicated (DWI). DWI is illegal in Texas, and you can still be charged with it even if no one was hurt because of your actions. But in the case of intoxication assault, someone was seriously injured because of your activities while intoxicated. Because of this severe harm, the penalties you face are also much more significant.
Your specific penalty in an intoxication assault case will depend on what happened in your situation. Most of the time, Texas classifies intoxication assault as a third-degree felony. People convicted of a third-degree felony face between two and ten years in prison and sometimes a fine of up to $10,000.
An attorney can help you review the charges against you and the potential consequences if the court convicts you of intoxication assault. But an attorney can also help you in several other ways.
Benefits of Working with a Lawyer in Your Intoxication Assault Case
Getting help from an intoxication assault attorney will be essential in your criminal case. Any time you are charged with a crime, such as intoxication assault, you have the right to an attorney.
An attorney represents you and your best interests in your case. Should you choose to work with our firm, one of our qualified lawyers will carefully review what happened in your situation. They will examine whether or not the charges are accurate and what factors could lead to dropped charges or a reduced sentence.
A lawyer will also advise you about the best options in your case. For example, if the evidence shows that you are not guilty, an attorney may advise you to plead not guilty so the case can go to trial. In the trial, your attorney will present the evidence to the courts demonstrating your innocence.
Your lawyer also works to keep you updated and informed throughout your case and will discuss new developments with you and answer any questions you may have.
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About Our Criminal Defense Law Firm
We take pride in serving people as an experienced criminal defense law firm. We have over thirty years of experience, and we draw on this to help our clients in various areas, including cases of intoxication assault.
In previous cases, we have been able to get probation for our clients that the courts charged with intoxication assault. We have also been able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor instead of a felony. These rulings led to reduced punishments for our clients. We are prepared to help you in any way possible with your intoxication assault case.
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We have helped many clients and are proud to offer our criminal defense services to our clients in the Little Elm area. After working with us, many clients have left us positive reviews and testimonials. Here are just a few examples:
“Attorney Randall B. Isenberg represented me in a complicated DWI case and got it dismissed. He is a very smart, highly experienced attorney who knows his stuff. Randall a former District Judge and Chief Prosecutor who knows the system on both sides. Why would you go anywhere else. I liked that Randall and his team was always available on the phone/email and respond to my queries promptly.”
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Learn More During a Free Consultation with an Intoxication Assault Attorney Today
You are likely feeling scared and overwhelmed after being accused of intoxication assault. It all begins with a free consultation. We are ready to use our years of legal experience to help you with your case.
At your free consultation, a Little Elm intoxication assault lawyer will review your case and your legal options based on the evidence. Then, we can begin to answer your questions and clarify how our firm can help. You can contact the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today to get started.