An Board Certified Defense Lawyer in Kingwood and Humble
In our society, we have been taught to rightfully fear an intoxicated driver weaving through traffic and causing a car accident or striking a pedestrian. In the minds of many, drunk drivers who cause injury or death are among some of the worst types of criminals.
Our criminal justice system reflects that view. Any form of intoxication assault is a felony charge that carries a potentially long prison sentence upon conviction.
We know from experience that there is sometimes more than one side to the story in intoxication assault cases. We also know that drivers facing intoxication assault charges are often filled with shame and are afraid of the public reaction to news of the incident.
At the Texas law office of Andrew J. Williams, Mr. Williams has represented criminal defendants in and around northeast Harris County for more than 15 years. You will receive personal attention from an experienced defense lawyer, a nonjudgmental atmosphere, and careful attention to every aspect of the case against you.
Talk to a Lawyer After an Arrest for Intoxication Assault
Mr. Williams encourages people to seek legal advice as soon as possible in every criminal case. It is critically important in intoxication assault and vehicular manslaughter cases. Your attorney can help you frame your report to your car insurance company, and then get to work investigating the charges against you.
Some of the important questions to examine in an intoxication assault case, include:
What is the exact nature of the injuries to the other person? An intoxication assault conviction requires proof of serious bodily injury, which has a precise legal definition.
Was the driver truly intoxicated? Breath test machines fail, the test may have been administered improperly, or the officer who administered the test may not have been properly trained. Attorney Andrew J. Williams is certified in administering breath tests. This training enables him to carefully analyze police procedures for mistakes that may affect the outcome of the case.
How did the accident happen? Did the driver’s intoxication truly cause the accident? A conviction for intoxication assault requires proof that the injuries were a result of the driver’s intoxication. If, for example, faulty brakes caused the accident through no fault of the driver, then an intoxication assault charge may be defeated — even if the driver was in fact intoxicated.
For immediate legal advice after an arrest for vehicular assault or manslaughter, contact Mr. Williams for a private consultation with an experienced lawyer. Call 281-358-9111 or use the online contact form.