Arrested on a DWI Intoxication Assault charge in Fort Worth or Tarrant County, Texas? Our Criminal Defense Law Firm offers experienced DWI attorneys and former Tarrant County prosecutors who can help fight your charge. All of our Fort Worth intoxication assault lawyers are former Tarrant County prosecutors who have combined to try over 200 criminal jury trials, including over 100 jury trials for misdemeanor and felony DWI related offenses.
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FORT WORTH INTOXICATION ASSAULT ATTORNEY
WHAT WE OFFER IN YOUR DWI INTOXICATION ASSAULT DEFENSE:
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN DWI TRIALS
Our firm has extensive experience in DWI trials. Our DWI lawyers and Fort Worth intoxication assault lawyers have tried over 100 DWI related jury trials, from misdemeanor DWI charges to felony DWI charges. In addition, we have reviewed and negotiated thousands of DWI charges and have attended advanced training courses specifically designed for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault trials.
FORMER PROSECUTOR IN TARRANT, DALLAS, AND HARRIS COUNTY
As a former prosecutors, our DWI attorneys know how the State of Texas will attempt to prosecute you on your intoxication assault case. This knowledge will allow our firm to build a strategic and tailored defense in fighting your DWI intoxication assault charge.
SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE IN DWI EVIDENCE
Our lawyers know inside and out each and every aspect of a DWI Intoxication Assault charge, including having expertise in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, breath and blood testing procedures, search warrants, and causation (establishing a link between the driving and the injury).
TEXAS PENAL CODE
SECTION 49.07 | TEXAS PENAL CODE | INTOXICATION ASSAULT
(a) A person commits an offense if the person, by accident or mistake:
(1) while operating an aircraft, watercraft, or amusement ride while intoxicated, or while operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, by reason of that intoxication causes serious bodily injury to another; or
(2) as a result of assembling a mobile amusement ride while intoxicated causes serious bodily injury to another.
(b) In this section, “serious bodily injury” means injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
(c) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
SECTION 3.03 | TEXAS PENAL CODE | STACKING SENTENCES
(b) If the accused is found guilty of more than one offense arising out of the same criminal episode, the sentences may run concurrently or consecutively if each sentence is for a conviction of:
(1) an offense:
(A) under Section 49.07 or 49.08, regardless of whether the accused is convicted of violations of the same section more than once or is convicted of violations of both sections;
CALL A DWI ATTORNEY TODAY TO HELP BUILD A STRONG DEFENSE WITH YOUR FELONY INTOXICATION ASSAULT CHARGE
If you or a loved one is facing a serious Felony DWI Intoxication Assault charge, you need an experienced and highly reviewed Fort Worth Intoxication Assault attorney to help get the case dropped, dismissed, or reduced to a misdemeanor (to avoid a felony conviction). Unlike many felony offenses, Texas law does not allow for deferred adjudication (deferred probation that ends in a dismissal if successfully completed) on felony DWI Intoxication assault offenses. To avoid a permanent felony conviction, the case has to be dropped (no billed by a Grand Jury), dismissed by the District Attorney’s office, or reduced to a misdemeanor offense (typically by convincing the State to waiving the serious bodily injury portion of the Indictment, to allow for a plea to a misdemeanor DWI charge).
In addition, our lawyers help on the outset with the initial driver’s license suspension that comes from the State of Texas for being arrested for a felony DWI intoxication assault charge.
Fortunately, there are many ways to challenge or mitigate a DWI arrest, and it’s important that your Fort Worth DWI attorney understands how your case can be challenged. This may include challenging whether the State can prove intoxication through field sobriety tests or a blood result. For this specific charge, whether you caused the accident or injuries and whether the injuries qualify as “serious bodily injuries” is also a very important part of the analysis on whether the State can prove this felony offense.
Whether it’s your first DWI or you’re a repeat offender facing felony charges, you need a DWI attorney in Fort Worth who will fight for your future. At Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC, we provide aggressive representation and will do everything we can to get your case dismissed or get your charges reduced.
If you would like more information about a Fort Worth DWI lawyer that gets results, call 817-334-7900 or fill out our online contact form.