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Austin Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyers

Providing Aggressive Defense to Protect Your Rights

Being convicted of intoxication manslaughter could result in jail time, fines, license revocation, and a mark on your criminal record. The consequences could dramatically impact your rights and future. That is why, if you were charged with this offense, it’s crucial to have a skilled attorney on your side to challenge the case against you. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we are practiced at developing effective legal strategies and fighting to protect the best interests of individuals facing criminal allegations. When you retain our services, we will get started right away to review the facts of your circumstances and work toward obtaining a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Speak with a member of our team during a free consultation by calling us at (512) 359-3743.

About Intoxication Manslaughter Charges

In Texas, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle (car, aircraft, watercraft, or amusement park ride) while intoxicated. Under state law, intoxication means having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or when the amount of alcohol or drugs in a person’s system impairs the use of their mental or physical faculties. If the driver, because they are under the influence, accidentally or mistakenly causes the death of another, they could be charged with intoxication manslaughter.

This offense is a second-degree felony that carries the following penalties:

  • Up to 20 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Up to 2 years driver’s license suspension

If the intoxicated driver or operator caused an accident that took the life of a firefighter or emergency medical personnel while carrying out official duties, they could be charged with a first-degree felony.

Conviction penalties include:

  • Up to 99 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Retain the Legal Services of Our Experienced Team

Having a skilled attorney relentlessly fighting for you could make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we understand the seriousness of an intoxication manslaughter charge, which is why we take the time to listen to your side of the story and craft a compelling defense for you. Our Austin lawyers will challenge the prosecutor’s case and work toward getting charges reduced or dropped, minimizing the effects of a conviction on your life.

Get started with your defense today by calling us at (512) 359-3743 or contacting us online.

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    “First and foremost, I would like to thank Brad and Jarrod for handling my case. Both of these men represented with much professionalism and didn't at all treat me like a criminal. At times I was skeptical since I was facing so much uncertainty. Both men obviously could not predict the outcome of things but assured me that they will work hard for me. They sure kept their promise on that! Both men took the time to get to know me and my situation before designing a plan to represent me. When I was in doubt with much fear they reassured me that "things will be all right". I am grateful for the representation both men have provided me and without hesitation, I would speak volumes of their service. Thank you so much!”

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    “Having never been exposed to the criminal system, hiring an attorney was daunting task. Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action. Ultiamtely, Mr. Vinson was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement dispite many hoops and hurdles presented by the prosecuting county. I would highly recommend Smith and Vinson for representation in a criminal matter.”

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