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DWI with Injury / Intoxication Assault

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DWI causing injury, referred to as intoxication assault under Texas Penal Code § 49.07, is a felony DWI offense described as causing bodily injury to another person while driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It is harshly prosecuted, punishable by 2 to 10 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine. If you or someone you love was arrested for intoxication assault, talk to our DWI lawyers about your options. You have the right to an attorney, and choosing to exercise this right may be the only thing standing between you and a prison cell. At McCarty-Larson, PLLC, we represent defendants and arrestees near Midlothian, Waxahachie, and DeSoto Texas communities who are facing felony charges for DWI causing injury. We are here to address your concerns, inform you of your options, and protect your rights to the fullest extent. Contact our firm at (972) 775-2100 for a free consultation regarding intoxication assault or other DWI-related charges.

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

Regardless of the specific circumstances of your charge, having an experienced and proven DWI lawyer on your side can determine whether or not you will have a successful case. Don’t face these charges alone. The consequences of a poorly handled case are not worth the risk.

Penalties for causing injury to another person as a result of driving while intoxicated include:

  • Felony conviction that remain on your permanent record
  • Lengthy incarceration, ranging from 2 to 10 years in state prison
  • $10,000 fine
  • Loss of your drivers’ license
  • Loss of other rights, such as the right to vote, as a result of your felony conviction

What Qualifies as Intoxication Assault?

If you were accused of causing bodily harm to another individual, however mild, while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you can be charged with intoxication assault. This applies even though the incident was entirely accidental. Even if the injury was moderate, the court often deals harshly with those charged with DWI. For this reason, it is important to enlist the help of a strong, knowledgeable attorney. Call McCarty-Larson, PLLC today at (972) 775-2100.