Texas Intoxication Assault Attorneys

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How Is Intoxication Determined?

Intoxication is measured by a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level, and a person is considered to be intoxicated if their BAC level is over the legal limit. A person is also intoxicated if they are under the influence of drugs. In Texas, a person’s BAC level must be 0.08 percent or higher to be considered over the alcohol limit. There are several different laws in Texas that criminalize certain behavior while one is intoxicated, or having a BAC level that is over the legal limit.

What Does “Intoxication Assault” Mean in Texas?

A person commits the crime of intoxicated assault when they cause, either by mistake or accident, serious bodily injury to another:

What Does “Serious Bodily Injury” Mean in Texas?

Serious bodily injury is defined as causing:

What Is the Punishment for Intoxication Assault in Texas?

Intoxication assault is a third degree felony. The potential punishment for a third degree felony in Texas is:

Is There Any Way I Can Face More Jail Time for this Crime?

Yes. If the victim sustained serious bodily harm and is a firefighter, police officer, or emergency medical personnel on duty, the crime is then a second-degree felony. A person may be sentenced to:

Do I Need an Attorney’s Help?

Since intoxication assault is a felony, you will likely need the assistance of a lawyer to properly defend an intoxication assault charge. You should talk to a Texas attorney about avoiding the consequences associated with this crime.

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Last Modified: 09-27-2016 09:56 AM PDT

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