If you have been charged with intoxication assault, you could face serious consequences if you are convicted. Do not attempt to fight this case alone, as there are intoxication assault lawyers who can help. Working with our attorneys could allow you to avoid facing charges, find a way to clear your name, or negotiate a plea deal or lesser sentence.
Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today to discuss how a Carrollton intoxication assault lawyer can help with your case. Our criminal defense attorneys can handle your case, including allegations of intoxication assault and any related crimes. You do not have to fight to protect your reputation and your future on your own.
What Is Intoxication Assault?
An intoxication assault charge usually stems from an accident in which a driver was accused of being under the influence of alcohol. This charge can be more serious than a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge alone, as an intoxication assault charge usually indicates that an allegedly intoxicated driver caused serious bodily injury to at least one other person involved in the crash.
According to the Texas Penal Code Chapter 49, “serious bodily injury” occurs when somebody incurs a level of injury that could be fatal or leaves them with a permanent disfigurement or disability. This is why intoxication assault convictions generally have much more significant consequences than DWI convictions.
Not all DWI charges are the same, and you should consider whether you were legally intoxicated at the time of the crash when assessing your case. Our team will be glad to discuss your case with you and evaluate your defense options. There may be an option to keep a conviction off your record, reduce the charge and penalties you face, or prevent prosecutors from charging you in the first place.
What does it Mean to Be “Legally Intoxicated”?
When there is a crash and a driver admits to or is suspected of consuming alcohol beforehand, there is a high likelihood that authorities will attempt to prove the driver was legally intoxicated. They can do this by:
- Administering a breathalyzer test and finding that the driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher
- Administering a blood test and determining that the driver’s BAC was .08 or higher
- Administering a field sobriety test in an attempt to show that the accused was not able to use their faculties, primarily their reflexes, and that this inability may have caused or contributed to the crash
If any of these outcomes occurred in your case, you may already be behind the eight ball. However, this does not mean there is no hope of getting a more favorable outcome in your case. Our team knows how to develop a strong defense strategy specifically for the circumstances of your case.
Regardless of your case’s circumstances, it helps to have an experienced legal counselor by your side. Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today to discuss how we can help with your case. If you can avoid it, you do not want to work with a public defender. You want a team dedicated to your future, your reputation, and the outcome of your case.
We May Help You Avoid the Potential Consequences of an Intoxication Assault Conviction
Intoxication assault is a more serious charge than most DWI and alcohol-related crimes. If you are convicted of intoxication assault, you could face a bevy of potential legal consequences under the Texas Penal Code Chapter 12. If you are convicted of a third-degree felony, your punishments may include:
- Forfeiture of your driver’s license for 6 months to 2 years
- A prison sentence of 2 to 10 years
- Up to $10,000 in fines
- A mandatory alcohol highway safety course
- Mandatory drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation
- Mandatory installation of an alcohol interlock device in your vehicle
Beyond these defined legal punishments, a conviction could have several significant secondary impacts. For most, a prison sentence almost certainly means that you will lose your job, which can lead to a host of problems. If you are in any custody disputes or might be in the future, an intoxication assault conviction is a massive disadvantage.
With a serious conviction on your record, it may be difficult to get another job, keep professional licenses, or even rent an apartment after your release. It can also affect your relationships and social life in many ways.
Do not risk these potentially serious consequences by attempting to fight your intoxication assault charge alone. You have a right to representation from legal advocates who can help you navigate the criminal justice process and seek a positive outcome in your case. Our team can help, so call today.
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We Will Handle Your Carrollton Intoxication Assault Case
Randall B. Isenberg has 30 years of experience as a former senior chief felony prosecutor and state district trial judge. This gives our team uncommon insight into the legal process from all sides of the courtroom, and we will leverage his extensive experience in your defense.
We know how prosecutors work to prove cases and may be able to counter this with strong evidence. In addition, we are familiar with all the legal options offered under Texas law for reducing the impact these accusations or charges have on your everyday life.
With you as our client, our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg will:
- Meet with you to discuss your case and answer any questions or concerns you have
- Collect and analyze the evidence in your case, including photographs, videos, and police reports
- Speak with relevant police officers, judges, and prosecutors to get a full picture of your case and the charges you face
- Explore any settlement options and review them with you
- Present an evidence-based defense if we go to trial
- Ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process
Even when you are anxious and your situation seems hopeless, you may be able to secure a better outcome than the worst-case scenario. Our attorneys fight for our clients’ rights, protecting their reputations, financial stability, career, and future by working to reduce the penalties they may face. Our efforts could include:
- Ensuring they never face charges
- Clearing their name
- Reducing the severity of the charges against them
- Minimizing the effects of a conviction
- Sealing or clearing a criminal record
- Appealing a verdict
- Taking other steps on behalf of our clients
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There is a lot on the line if you are facing intoxication assault charges, and you should employ the help of an intoxication assault lawyer to present the strongest defense. We can represent your best interests and advocate for the best possible outcome in your case. We can go to work on your case the same day you contact us.
Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today to discuss how we can help with your case. We are here for you if you or a loved one has been accused of intoxication assault or another alcohol-related crime in Carrollton, Texas.