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Intoxication Assault

Updated: Mar 5, 2023 @ 6:21 pm

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Accused of Causing a DWI-Related Auto Accident?

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A drunk driving accident is not your everyday fender bender. Even the most minor auto accidents may be classified as intoxicated assault if drunk driving and serious bodily injury to a victim are involved.

If you or a loved one were charged with Intoxication Assault and may have been the cause of serious injury to another person in a car accident, you’ll need an experienced DWI defense lawyer to advise you of your rights and the best options to move forward.

At The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, we fight vigorously for the rights of the accused. We take on cases individually and devote the full resources of our law firm to each case. We apply more than 30 years of legal experience to minimize penalties of DWI criminal charges involving accidents.

Criminal Penalties if Convicted

Persons convicted of Intoxication Assault will have to contend with the penalties listed below.

  • Up to $10,000 fine
  • Two to 10 years in prison
  • Driver’s license suspension: 180 days to one year

An intoxicated assault is when a person is guilty of DWI and also CAUSES serious bodily injury to another person. Serious Bodily Injury is defined as an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

If you are charged with intoxicated manslaughter and are subsequently convicted, you will face up to a $10,000 fine, 20 years in prison and a two-year driver’s license suspension.


Community supervision (Probation) is legally available for some intoxicated assault cases. The severity of the injuries as well as prior record of the accused will be important factors on whether or not a person gets probation.

The following conditions will likely be required if a person is granted probation for an intoxicated assault. (In addition to those for a DWI):

  • You must serve jail time as a condition of probation. ( A minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 180 days.)
  • There must be from 160 to 600 hours of community service.

There are various types of alcohol treatment programs that a judge can require. These range from inpatient treatment to outpatient treatment.

Choosing The Right Lawyer Makes a Difference

With the right lawyer in your corner, you can avoid conviction and the worse the state of Texas has to offer in the form of punishment. We’ve seen folks get life in prison for felony DWI offenses for no other reason that them having incompetent legal representation. Our team is beyond confident. If you or someone you know or care about is in trouble with the law, contact our legal team immediately.

Criminal charges of this nature must be handled by an attorney that knows what they’re doing. The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates is the premier DWI defense law firm in Houston and we’re ready to help you. Since 1995 we’ve defended individuals accused of felony DWI offenses and we’re good at it.

Allow our criminal defense team to help you to get your life back on track. Call our Houston, Galveston, or League City, Texas, office at 281-280-0100 or 800-767-5619, or contact us online to arrange a consultation about your case at our law firm.

Effective, Nationally Recognized DWI Defense Lawyer

Houston DWI Attorney Tad NelsonFounding attorney Tad Nelson is a former assistant district attorney for Galveston County. He is a Board Certified® criminal law attorney as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has successfully defended thousands of clients against a variety of criminal charges.

Our law firm is nationally recognized for our effectiveness and comprehensive defense representation. We thoroughly examine each case we take on, investigating how intoxication was detected, the circumstances of the accident, evidence collected at the scene, testimony of eye witnesses and expert witnesses and the conduct of police officers in the arrest.

We are extensively experienced with the ever-changing DWI laws and techniques used for detection of intoxication in Texas. We can counter prosecution tactics with due diligence and custom strategies to minimize the damage that a DWI can inflict on your life.

Accused of Causing a Drunk Driving Accident in Houston?

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Attorney Tad Nelson is ready to answer any questions you have with regard to Houston criminal cases related to a drunk driving related auto accident or the accusations of such. You’re innocent until “proven” guilty and we’ll fight for that right, among others. To arrange your free initial consultation, message us online or call 281-280-0100.

*The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifies attorneys in 20 specific areas of law; certification in any of these areas requires substantial demonstrated experience and skill, positive peer evaluations, ongoing legal education commitments and the passage of a rigorous test.

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