San Antonio Intoxication Assault Defense Lawyers
We Know How to Protect Your Rights
In Texas, if you drink and drive and then cause another person to be injured, you may be charged with the crime of intoxication assault. As such, you will be facing a felony charge that is considered a serious offense. This is especially true should the victim suffer severe physical injuries. An individual may face intoxication assault charges for causing harm to another while operating a car, truck, motorcycle, aircraft, boat, or any type of watercraft while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Intoxication assault is a matter that calls for a capable attorney, preferably one who focuses on Texas DWI defense. You will find skilled and dedicated legal representation for such a matter at Smith & Vinson Law Firm. Our San Antonio intoxication assault defense lawyers offer focused and diligent legal service for all DWI-related charges.
Find out how we can help by contacting us at (210) 960-9557 immediately following your arrest.
Texas Intoxication Assault Cases
Your intoxication level in this type of case will be determined by your blood alcohol content (BAC). If your BAC exceeds the legal limit of .08 percent, you are considered impaired. You can also be arrested and charged for intoxication assault while operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
An intoxication assault is charged as a third-degree felony. A conviction occurs by proving that your intoxication led to actions that caused another person serious bodily injuries. These are injuries that cause permanent damage, disfigurement, or loss of life.
Penalties for Intoxication Assault
The penalties for an intoxication assault conviction include:
- Two to 10 years of imprisonment
- A fine of $10,000
- Both a fine and prison sentence
In cases where the assault was committed against a firefighter, policeman, or an emergency medical technician, it may result in second-degree felony charges punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Talk to an Attorney at Smith & Vinson Law Firm
If you are facing an intoxication assault charge, you should not hesitate to seek legal representation from an experienced attorney. Our San Antonio DWI lawyers have years of experience in this field of law. We understand how serious your situation can be, which is why we are committed to aggressively defending you. Our team deals with DWI cases every day and that experience has led us to a deep understanding of the legal tactics that can work in your favor. We may be able to prove the inadequacy of the prosecution’s evidence through thorough investigation and review of all facets of your arrest and subsequent procedure. We urge you to let us use our skills on your behalf.
Contact our team at (210) 960-9557 to schedule your free case consultation today.
Throughout the whole process, I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened.- Ronald D.
Charges Rejected Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence
Our client explained to us that they hadn’t lived in the Country for that long and his wife had called police as a way to resolve a non-physical dispute they had. Police arrived and immediately noticed bruising that they tried to pin on Our Client as well as other marks.
Charges Dismissed Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence
Our client was unfortunately in a bad relationship that was ending but before the end her boyfriend decided he was going to secure some property that didn’t belong to him. This led to an argument and for Police to ultimately be called. Our client didn’t want anyone to end up in jail so she downplayed the pushing that had been going on only to realize that the boyfriend had saved his own skin.
Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance
Our client picked up a prostitute and was later pulled over for failing to signal. The police let the woman go, but found cocaine in the car on the passenger side and charged our client with possession of a controlled substance.
Dismissed Assault Family Violence
During a dispute with her boyfriend, our client threw a brass statue against a wall, which ended up bouncing and hitting him. He called the police and our client was arrested for Assault Family Violence.
Charges Dismissed Sexual Assault Investigation
Our client was a Texas State student who had a bright career ahead of him. He was accused of sexual assault by a classmate and an overzealous law enforcement officer proceeded to arrest him without a thorough investigation. Our team was able to fight for our client by putting together a defense that showed that the actions between the two were consensual and that his accuser had ulterior motives. The District Attorney's Office agreed and dismissed the case.