If you were arrested or otherwise face accusations of intoxication assault in Dallas or Collin County, our team from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg is here to help. Our legal team understands what is required to prove these cases, and our Sachse intoxication assault lawyer may be able to develop a defense strategy to get a better outcome in your case.
Our Sachse criminal defense lawyer can go to work for you today, protecting your rights and representing your best interests throughout the criminal justice process. It may be possible to avoid charges, get your charges dismissed, reduce the severity, get a reduced sentence, or have other positive outcomes in your case.
Understanding the Offense: Intoxication Assault in Texas
Intoxication assault is a serious charge under Texas law. Texas Penal Code § 49.07 defines intoxication assault. This offense involves:
- A drunk or impaired driver
- Who causes a crash
- Another party suffers serious injuries as a result
To convict someone of intoxication assault, the prosecutors will need to show each of these elements are present with evidence gathered in the case. This often includes:
- Blood alcohol concentration blood and/or breath tests
- Evidence from the scene, including a search of your vehicle
- The police report and testimony about the crash
- Physical evidence related to the crash
- The victim’s medical records
- Medical expert testimony
Under the statute, it also defines serious injury as one with a “substantial risk of death” or that causes lasting disfigurement or impairment. It may be possible to show that the victim’s injuries were not as serious as they seemed initially or that they were exaggerated. This could help us get the charges you face reduced.
This charge is usually a third-degree felony in most cases. However, prosecutors may elevate the charge to a second-degree felony under some circumstances. This includes when the victim suffers catastrophic injuries and remains in a coma.
What Are the Consequences of a Sachse Intoxication Assault Conviction?
If the prosecution can prove the elements of intoxication assault beyond a reasonable doubt for the jurors, they will likely hand down a guilty verdict. If this occurs, you could face serious penalties under Texas Penal Code Chapter 12. Possible punishments associated with a third-degree felony include:
- 2 to 10 years in prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- A driver’s license suspension between 90 days and 1 year
- Significant community service requirements
- Ignition interlock device after getting your license back
- Ordered to attend a court-approved alcohol or drug education program
When the prosecutors enhance the charges and you are convicted of a second-degree felony, you could receive a prison sentence of up to 20 years in prison, as well as the other consequences on this list.
It is also important to remember that the consequences you could face as a result of a felony conviction are not all a part of the sentence handed down by the court. There are also social, occupational, and personal issues you may face. Going to prison for a year or more will likely mean losing your job. Your personal relationships could suffer, as well.
After your release, it will be difficult to get another job with a felony conviction on your record. Some occupational licenses required for your previous career may not allow felons to apply. It may even be difficult to rent an apartment.
Our Team From the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Are Here to Help
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our team has extensive experience helping clients who are facing serious accusations related to driving while intoxicated, including intoxication assault. Attorney Randall B. Isenberg has spent more than 30 years managing these cases. He is also a former Senior Chief Felony Prosecutor and State District Trial Judge, in addition to his role as a criminal defense attorney in and around Dallas.
You can trust that our team knows how these cases work inside and out. Our drunk driving attorney may be able to help you get a better outcome in your case by:
- Presenting evidence that stops the allegations before they file charges
- Getting the charges dismissed
- Negotiating an agreement for a lesser charge
- Making a motion to have some evidence barred from court
- Representing you at trial and presenting strong evidence in your defense
- Negotiating a lighter sentence following a guilty verdict
Our team undertakes an investigation into the circumstances that led to every client’s arrest and the accusations against them. This includes gathering evidence to show what occurred and what the prosecution may be able to prove. We know how to identify issues with these cases, using any discrepancies to refute the accusations and evidence from the prosecution.
In previous cases, we have been able to show that the officers illegally searched our client’s vehicle or otherwise illegally obtained evidence, that there was a problem with how they managed the blood alcohol concentration samples and testing, or that there were other problems with how the police handled their investigation into what happened.
If you are facing allegations of Sachse intoxication assault, we will meet with you today over the phone, virtually, or in person. We can discuss your case and answer your questions. You can count on the team from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg. We will investigate the case, explore our options for your defense strategy, review them with you, and decide on the best approach to get a better outcome for you.
You’ll want to contact us as soon as possible since there are certain statutes of limitations that apply to different charges. These are time frames that determine how much time you have to file your case or pursue legal action. The longer you wait the more difficult it becomes to fight your legal case.
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Talk to Our Team About Your Sachse Intoxication Assault Case Today
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, our criminal defense team works with those who stand accused of drunk driving offenses, including intoxication assault. We may be able to build a strong defense for you and clear your name or reduce the penalties you face, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Connect with us today for a free consultation to learn more about our team and services. We can answer your questions about these charges and your case, as well.