Criminal Attorneys For Intoxication Manslaughter in Fort Bend & Houston areas

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In our practice, Intoxication Manslaughter is, without a doubt, the most difficult type of case to defend. A life has been lost, a family has been destroyed.  The accused faces severe legal, emotional and social consequences. During this unbelievably troubling time, an experienced lawyer must be retained without delay.  If you or someone you care about is accused of Intoxication Manslaughter in Fort Bend County, contact Segura & Kiatta now.

The Law

A person commits an offense if the person operates a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake.  Intoxication Manslaughter is a felony of the second degree punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000 and not less than 2 years nor more than 20 years in prison.

The government does not need to prove that you intentionally became intoxicated or that the death was intended.  However, the death must be caused by the intoxication.  It is not enough that a death occurred while the operator was intoxicated.

Building a Solid Defense

A solid defense involves an investigation into the cause of the accident in addition to the issue of intoxication.  In some situations, the identity of the driver may be in question.   It is often necessary to consult and retain experts in the field of accident reconstruction and biomechanical engineering to examine the circumstances surrounding the accident and the injuries leading to death.  Decisions must be made quickly with regard to the preservation of potential evidence.  Segura & Kiatta have the experience necessary to fight Intoxication Manslaughter charges in Fort Bend County, Texas.