Houston Intoxication Manslaughter Attorney

Intoxication Manslaughter is a second degree felony. In order to find a person guilty of Intoxication Manslaughter, the State must prove that a person is guilty of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated (DWI) and causes the death of another person as a result of that intoxication. The intoxication only has to be shown to be cause of the death, not the only cause of the death.

The punishment range for Intoxication Manslaughter is anywhere from 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Due to the serious nature of the crime, you’ll need a skilled intoxication manslaughter attorney on your side. A person’s driver’s license will be suspended from 180 days to 2 years. A person can get probation for Intoxication Manslaughter, but it is usually very difficult to get. A person getting probation for Intoxication Manslaughter will have to serve a minimum of 120 days in jail as a condition of probation up to a maximum of 180 days. 240 to 800 hours of community service will be required. Probation is almost never offered as a part of a plea bargain with the State. Typically a person must go to trial to get probation.