Intoxication Manslaughter


If you or someone you love has found themselves in the unenviable position of being charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, they most definitely need someone in their corner who will fight and defend their liberty with the experience, skill and tenacity of Houston Driving While Intoxicated Attorney Mario Madrid.

Mario Madrid, a member of the National College for DUI and Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Defense, has a proven track record of success in defending individuals charged with Driving While Intoxicated Charges in Texas.

Mr. Madrid who is a former Assistant District Attorney, has been trained in the theories and techniques used to prosecute DWI cases in Houston and Texas. He is certified in the most current National Highway Traffic Administration(NHTSA) approved Standard Field Sobriety Training (SFST). This is the same training that law enforcement officers in Texas and nationwide are trained in and testify to courts throughout Texas. Mario Madrid has successfully defended DWI charges in Texas as well as Intoxication Manslaughter cases in Houston.

Intoxication Manslaughter In Houston

Intoxication Manslaughter is codified in the Texas Penal Code as follows:

Sec. 49.08.  INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)  operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride; and

(2)  is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake.

(b)  An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.

Intoxication Manslaughter occurs when a person is Driving While Intoxicated and causes the death of another. This often occurs in an accident with another vehicle. The DWI driver can also be charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter when the death of a passenger in their vehicle is caused by an accident. A mandatory blood draw is mandated under Texas law in cases where a death occurs. Mr. Madrid always vigorously litigates intoxication as well as causation of the accident and untimely death.

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Penalties for Intoxication Manslaughter In Texas

An offense for Intoxication Manslaughter is a felony of Second Degree. A Second Degree Felony is codified in the Texas Penal Code as follows:

Sec. 12.33.  SECOND DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT. (a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.

(b)  In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Furthermore, the State of Texas will most certainly allege that the vehicle involved in the accident is a deadly weapon, which has the effect of making the case an aggravated case for purposes of parole.Houston criminal defense lawyer Mario Madrid

Mario Madrid: A Houston Intoxication Manslaughter Attorney

Texas Board Certified Attorney Mario Madrid  does not back down to the State of Texas in his defense of any client charged with a criminal offense. Mr. Madrid understands the ins and outs of defense of  DWI and Intoxication Manslaughter cases. Call Houston DWI Lawyer Mario Madrid today to discuss your defense.

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Mario Madrid