Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter

January 13th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in DWI, Underage Drinking

You may think drunk driving is not that big of a deal. But if you injure—or kill—someone while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are likely to face felony criminal charges. Under Texas law, both “intoxication assault” and “intoxication manslaughter” are criminal offenses separate and apart from DUI/DWI. Intoxication Assault If […]

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NTSB Encourages Texas to Crack Down on Hard-Core Drunk Drivers

December 23rd, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), almost 11,000 people died in 2009 in drunken driving crashes, accounting for 32 percent of traffic-related fatalities. Of DWI-related crashes, more than 70 percent involve “hard-core” offenders, says the NTSB. Hard-core drunk drivers include repeat offenders and those caught with high blood alcohol concentrations (typically around .15 […]

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