When someone accidentally kills another person as a result of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is known as intoxication manslaughter. The victim(s) could be the driver’s passenger, in another car, or a pedestrian or bystander. It is important to note that felony intoxication manslaughter charges extend beyond land-based collisions – in Texas, anyone operating aircraft, watercraft or amusement park rides are held equally accountable in the event of a deadly mistake or accident.
Intoxication manslaughter accusations are extremely severe in Texas and, if accused, authorities will attempt to make an example of you. The penalties can include:
- $10,000 in fines
- 180-days to two-year driver’s license suspension
- From 2 to 20 years in the state penitentiary
If you or a loved one face such charges, hiring a skilled DWI defense lawyer should be your top priority.
You urgently need an advocate with the dedication and resources to fight for you. Whether you were aware or unaware of your rights, Morgan Bourque is the DWI lawyer with the track record of successful drug-related defenses that can help ease the stress of this critical time.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan has handled intoxication manslaughter cases from both sides of the courtroom. His knowledge of intoxication manslaughter laws and precedents enable him to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take, and build an even stronger defense based on this insider’s perspective.
An immediate call to him for counsel will help you avoid making common DWI mistakes and help you speak and think clearly when you’re contacted by authorities and giving statements. With years of strong results to back it up, Morgan is the reputable DUI lawyer you need to passionately defend your rights, avoid and lessen heavy penalties, and protect for your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge
Call now to review your intoxication manslaughter case and begin establishing a successful strategy.