If you or a loved one has been charged with intoxication assault, then you could be facing serious consequences if you are convicted. Do not attempt to fight this case alone, as there are experienced intoxication assault lawyers that can help.
Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 to discuss how we can help with your case.
What Is Intoxication Assault?
A charge of intoxication assault usually stems from an accident in which a driver was accused of being under the influence. This charge can be more serious than a DWI alone, as a charge of intoxication assault usually indicates that an allegedly intoxicated driver caused serious bodily injury to somebody 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 potentially fatal or leaves them with some form of disfigurement or disability that is permanent. 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 own case.
What Is Legal Intoxication?
When there is a crash and a driver admits to or is suspected of having consumed alcohol beforehand, there is a high likelihood that authorities will attempt to prove that 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 you were not able to use your faculties, primarily your reflexes, and that this inability may have caused or contributed to the crash.
If any of these outcomes occurred in your case, then you may already be behind the eight ball. But regardless of the circumstances of your case, it helps to have an experienced legal counselor by your side. Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 to discuss how we can help with your case.
We Will Help You Avoid the Potential Consequences of an Intoxication Assault Conviction
If you are convicted of intoxication assault, then there are a bevy of potential legal consequences that you could face in accordance with the Texas Penal Code Chapter 12. They include:
- Forfeiture of your driver’s license for a minimum period of 6 months and a maximum period of 2 years
- A minimum prison sentence of 2 years and a maximum prison sentence of up to 10 years
- $10,000 in fines and penalties
- 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 a number of significant secondary impacts. For most, a conviction and subsequent prison sentence almost certainly mean that you will lose your job, which can lead to a whole host of problems. If you are in any custody disputes or might be in the future, an intoxication assault conviction is a massive disadvantage.
Do not risk these potentially serious consequences by attempting to fight your intoxication assault charge alone. Our team can help, so call today.
We Will Handle Your Case
Randall B. Isenberg has 30 years of experience as a former senior chief felony prosecutor and state district trial judge. This gives his team uncommon insight into the legal process from all sides of the courtroom, and they will leverage his extensive experience in your defense.
As our client, the 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 are facing.
- 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.
There is a lot on the line if you are facing a charge of intoxication assault, and you should employ the help of an intoxication assault lawyer to present the strongest defense. Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 to discuss how we can help with your case.