Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony, resulting in jail time. If you drive while intoxicated and seriously injure someone, you’ll be charged with intoxicated assault, also known as DWI with bodily injury.
What Happens If I’m Charged with Intoxication Assault?
If you drive while intoxicated and seriously injure someone, the penalties are stiff. You could be facing:
- A license suspension of at least 90 days and, in some cases, up to a year
- Prison time of at least two years, and up to 10 years
- A fine up up to $10,000
The courts will push hard for a conviction, too. A conviction means that you’ll have a felony on your record, affecting your ability to get a job and care for your family for years to come – not just the time you’ll spend in prison.
How a Houston DWI Attorney Can Help
You’ll need an experienced Houston DWI attorney to help you fight the charges. Starting with motions to throw out the blood tests and protecting your rights, Attorney Jonathan J. Paull reviews every aspect of your case himself. He’ll investigate the accident site, examine police and witness reports, and look for mechanical failures or road conditions that reveal another side to the story – the side favorable for you.
Attorney Paull has a solid track record of getting dismissals, reduced charges, and not guilty verdicts. With 14 years of experience dealing with courts, police officers, and DWI defense, his track record speaks for itself: a list of not guilty verdicts and dismissed and reduced charges that kept his clients on the road and out of prison.
If you’ve been arrested for an intoxication assault or think you might be in the near future, call DWI Lawyer in Houston (713) 227-1525 today. Don’t wait; you’ll need to start building your defense today.