Amarillo Intoxication Manslaughter Attorney
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When it comes to homicide in Texas, state lawmakers have created a separate category that applies to incidents where an intoxicated motorist driving a vehicle causes the death of another person. This criminal offense is known as “intoxication manslaughter.” A conviction of this crime results in serious penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence and expensive fines.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter in Amarillo, TX, Quackenbush Law Firm is ready to protect your rights, reputation, and future. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our Amarillo intoxication manslaughter lawyer can investigate your arrest, compile and assess evidence, and build a strong and effective defense strategy to help you obtain the most favorable results possible.
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Texas Intoxication Manslaughter Laws & Penalties
Intoxication manslaughter is defined as killing another person due to a voluntary state of intoxication. In other words, if the defendant knowingly gets drunk or high, then operates a motor vehicle, and kills someone, he/she could be convicted of intoxication manslaughter in Texas.
However, if the defendant unknowingly takes a drug that leads to intoxication, he/she is not culpable for the subsequent death. On the other hand, if you consume an intoxicant voluntarily, then you are voluntarily intoxicated, even if you didn’t think the controlled substance would result in intoxication.
Intoxication manslaughter in Texas is a second-degree felony, punishable by a prison term of up to 20 years and/or a maximum $10,000 fine. Additionally, a conviction can also result in up to 800 hours of community service.
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Since a conviction for intoxication manslaughter carries serious criminal penalties, you must seek experienced legal representation from our Amarillo intoxication manslaughter attorney. Do not hesitate to let us fight for the most favorable outcome and help you get your life back on the right path.
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