DWI Lawyers for Intoxication Assault in Houston, TX
Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony in Texas. Punishable from 2 to 10 years in prison, it is defined as operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, when another person suffers serious bodily injury as a result of such intoxication. Intoxication assault covers auto accidents and also accidents involving watercraft, aircraft, and amusement park rides.
As Houston DWI attorneys with extensive trial experience and an impressive record that includes over 100 Not Guilty verdicts, we at Thiessen Law Firm are here to protect your interests in the face of intoxication assault charges. If you have been arrested, waste no time in contacting our offices for a free consultation. We can advise you of your options, your rights, and how we can begin the process of setting your life back on track.
Texas Penal Code Sec. 49.07: Intoxication Assault (DWI Causing Injury)
It is important to note that simply being involved in an auto accident while intoxicated does not constitute intoxication assault. The following factors must apply:
- Another person must have sustained serious bodily injury; and
- The accident must have been the proximate cause of your intoxication.