Section 49.07 of the Texas Penal Code makes the offense of Intoxication Assault (sometimes called Intoxicated Assault or Intox Assault) a crime in Texas. Intoxication Assault is essentially a DWI, with the additional element that the defendant “by accident or mistake…and by reason of …intoxication causes serious bodily injury to another”. There are three basic defenses here: (1) the Defendant was not intoxicated, (2) the injury does not fall into the legal category of “serious bodily injury”, and (3) the intoxication did not cause the injury or accident. No prior convictions are required.
Intoxication Assault charges are extremely penal in nature. If you or your loved one has been arrested for and/or charged with Intoxication Assault you need to hire an experienced law firm, with attorneys who handle these types of cases, as quickly as possible. If you or your loved one has been charged with this type of offense, call the Walker Law Firm now.