I Was In a DWI Accident
Accidents happen every day, but it’s not every day that one has to say, I was in a DWI accident. Minor accidents are usually just an inconvenience. Typically, the worst that happens are some dings or scratches on the vehicle and maybe a traffic ticket. When alcohol is involved it changes everything. Suddenly the officer goes from just gathering information to investigating a possible crime. If charges get filed, the prosecutor will heavily scrutinize the case.
An injury or death that occurs because of an accident while intoxicated creates a much bigger set of problems. If an intoxicated driver causes serious bodily injury to someone else, a prosecutor could charge the driver with Intoxication Assault. Texas law defines serious bodily injury as one that creates a substantial risk of death, that causes permanent changes in appearance, or that hurts the ability of an organ or appendage (ex. arm, leg, etc.) to work. Intoxication Assault is a third degree felony with a range of punishment from 2-10 years in a Texas prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Getting into a DWI accident is just the beginning of a long road.
An arrest, conviction or even dismissal of a DWI can radically change your life. You could lose your job, miss out on future employment opportunities or get evicted from your home. At the Law Office of Collin Evans, we understand that your case creates problems outside of the courtroom and we will work hard to help you solve them.