Intoxication describes the specific state a person is in when they are drunk, high, or otherwise lack the ability to use their normal mental or physical faculties because of having used alcohol, drugs or chemicals. You can be legally intoxicated even if you don’t feel high or drunk. If you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or above, you are considered legally intoxicated even if you do not believe you are impaired.
Intoxication manslaughter crimes apply when a person kills someone else as a result of a voluntary state of intoxication. For example, if you knowingly get drunk or high and then get behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle and kill someone, you will be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. These laws apply to all motorized vehicles from cars to airplanes, boats, and even carnival rides.
Did you know that if you are unknowingly given a drug that results in your becoming intoxicated and you cause the death of another person while driving impaired, you are not culpable for the resulting death?
You should have an intoxication manslaughter attorney on your side who knows all the ins and outs of Texas law! If you or someone you know has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter call the Matt Alford Law Firm of Houston immediately! One day can make all of the difference in your case. Call us at 713-224-6666.