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 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 to $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.
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Jones & Miyazono Attorneys and Counselors at Law, L.L.P, are skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified to fight the prosecution on your behalf. With years of experience, we understand how the court system works and what is at stake in a manslaughter case. Jones & Miyazono Attorneys and Counselors at Law, LLP 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 Jones & Miyazono Attorneys and Counselors at Law, L.L.P. for your initial consultation. The firm serves clients in the DFW Metroplex.