If an individual is arrested for the death of another person in relation to an alcohol driving offense, that person is typically charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. Section 49.08 of the Texas Penal Code makes the offense of Intoxication Manslaughter (sometimes called Intoxicated Manslaughter or Intox Manslaughter) a crime in Texas. Intoxication Manslaughter is similar to 49.07 Intoxication Assault, except that the intoxication driving offense causes death instead of serious bodily injury. Fortunately, this is the probably the least common type of DWI charge. Both Intoxication Assault and Manslaughter cases usually involve forced blood draws, and are therefore more difficult to defend than other cases. That is why it is essential that you hire a law firm with the right kind of experience with these types of cases.
It goes without saying that Intoxication Manslaughter charges are extremely penal in nature. If you or your loved one has been arrested for and/or charged with Intoxication Manslaughter 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.