Manslaughter Charges in Texas
While it is considered a lesser offense than murder, manslaughter is still a serious criminal charge, resulting in heavy repercussions if convicted. Manslaughter is characterized by the reckless causing of another person’s death. Under Texas law, manslaughter is a second degree felony and punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 or up to 20 years in prison.
Among the most common charges of manslaughter is vehicular or intoxication manslaughter. An individual incurs this charge when he or she causes the death of another driver while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Due to the devastating nature of the crime, courts are aggressive and relentless in their prosecution and judges are often unsympathetic to the accused. Intoxication manslaughter may result in penalties such as:
- Up $100,000 in fines
- 2 to 20 years of prison time
- Mandatory driver’s license revocation
- 240-800 hours of community service
No matter what, if you are facing allegations of manslaughter, you need a seasoned defense attorney immediately.
Experienced Defense In Fort Worth TX
Fort Worth Defense Attorney, Ed Jones, is skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified to fight the prosecution on your behalf. With years of experience, he and his firm understand both how the court system works and what is at stake in a manslaughter case. Mr. Jones and his legal team will work tirelessly to protect your legal rights, while developing a defense to achieve the most favorable result possible. Time is of the essence, being proactive in your legal counsel can mean the difference between success and failure.
Call The Edward G Jones Law Firm for your initial consultation. The firm serves clients in Fort Worth, Dallas, and the surrounding area.