When you have been charged with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne or elsewhere, you want an experienced and aggressive DWI lawyer to protect your constitutional rights. The consequences of a conviction can be serious. A conviction for either offense can lead to a lengthy prison term, a substantial fine or both. You want an attorney who fully understands the law and legal process, and who has successfully defended others in similar circumstances.
At Danford Law Firm, PLLC, in Kerrville, we have more than 25 years of legal experience, focused virtually exclusively on DWI and related criminal matters. As a former prosecutor, attorney Danford understands how the state prepares a DWI, intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter case. He is the only DWI defense attorney in Texas who previously served as director of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s DWI/ALR program. Along with Thomas J. Hurt, another DWI and criminal defense trial lawyer at our firm, we have taken hundreds of drunk driving cases to court, including cases involving intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter.
Under Texas law, if you injure (intoxication assault) or kill (intoxication manslaughter) another person while operating a vehicle while legally intoxicated, you can be charged with a serious felony. Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony, with penalties of two to 10 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines or both. Intoxication manslaughter is considered a second-degree felony and can result in two to 20 years in prison, up to $10,000 in fines or both. You can be charged whether the victim was in your car or another vehicle, or was a pedestrian.
At our law firm, we will aggressively protect your constitutional rights if you have been charged with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter. We will conduct a full investigation of the facts and circumstances of your case, looking first to make certain there was probable cause for any search, seizure or arrest. Our attorneys understand Texas courts and routinely defend individuals facing drinking-related charges in Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg, and elsewhere.
We know from experience that police and prosecutors are often overzealous in gathering evidence, taking you into custody and filing charges. We will carefully examine the details of your case, verifying that evidence was properly obtained. If your rights were violated, we will immediately seek the exclusion of evidence and/or the dismissal of charges when appropriate.
To set up an appointment, contact our office online or call us. We can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also pay with a credit card. Our DWI and criminal defense lawyers regularly defend individuals in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Bandera, Junction and surrounding areas.