Serious bodily harm caused by an intoxicated driver can lead to the third-degree felony charge of intoxication assault. State prosecutors are notorious for using the full extent of their power and authority to try to secure an intoxication assault conviction. You must react with just as must tenacity in defending yourself.
Our Texas criminal defense lawyers and DWI defense attorneys at Hamilton Grant PC are known throughout the state as being persuasive negotiators and tough-as-nails litigators. If you have been charged with intoxication assault, you can rely on us for defense representation that never backs down.
What does it mean to cause someone “serious bodily harm”?
In Texas, serious bodily harm is defined as any sort of injury that:
Due to the nature of some injuries, intoxication assault charges might be filed at a later date. This can occur if an injury worsens over time, or if the accident victim is diagnosed with an injury later on.
People convicted of intoxication assault in Texas could be penalized with:
You should also be aware that the parties injured in a car accident with an intoxicated driver may seek restitution or compensation through civil lawsuits. While the criminal defense case is separate from the plaintiff’s claim, a conviction could potentially be used as evidential leverage against you.
The prosecution will insist that blood alcohol concentration (BAC) readouts and accident reports from the police will be all the evidence they need to secure a conviction in your intoxication assault case. Our Texas DWI defense lawyers are here to challenge them at every turn. With our 20+ years of total legal experience and keen eye for detail, we may be able to have evidence dismissed, charges reduced, or the entire case dropped.
Call (972) 646-1847 or contact us online to begin exploring your options and fighting for your rights.