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DWI Manslaughter

San Antonio DWI Manslaughter Attorney

Experienced Defense Against DWI Manslaughter Charges in Texas

When facing charges of DWI manslaughter in Texas, it's crucial to have an experienced and skilled legal team by your side. The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen are dedicated to providing aggressive and comprehensive legal representation for individuals charged with DWI manslaughter. We understand the complexities of these cases and are dedicated to assisting our clients in navigating the legal system to obtain the best possible result.


Call The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen today at (210) 405-9730 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our DWI manslaughter lawyer in San Antonio.


What is Manslaughter DWI?

Manslaughter DWI, also known as intoxicated manslaughter, is a serious criminal offense that transpires when an individual operates a motor vehicle while being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which results in the death of another person. This offense combines the elements of DWI (driving while intoxicated) and manslaughter, making it a grave legal matter that can result in severe consequences.

To prove manslaughter DWI, the prosecution must establish that the defendant was operating a vehicle in a public place while intoxicated and that their intoxication directly caused the death of another person. The penalties for manslaughter in DWI are substantial and can have a lasting impact on various elements of your life.

What are the Penalties for Manslaughter DWI in Texas?

In Texas, manslaughter DWI is a second-degree felony, carrying harsh penalties upon conviction. These penalties include:

  • Imprisonment: A conviction for manslaughter DWI can lead to a prison sentence that ranges from 2 to 20 years. The specific duration of the sentence depends on various factors, such as the circumstances of the case and any prior criminal history.
  • Fines: Besides imprisonment, the court may impose fines of up to $10,000. These fines can add to the financial burden of the legal process.
  • License Suspension: Your driver's license may be suspended significantly upon conviction. This can severely impact your ability to commute and carry out daily activities.
  • Probation: In some cases, probation may be granted instead of or in addition to imprisonment. Probation terms typically include mandatory alcohol education programs, regular drug testing, and compliance with all court orders.
  • Criminal Record: A conviction for manslaughter DWI will end with a permanent criminal record, affecting employment opportunities, housing options, and other aspects of your life.

Defending Against Manslaughter DWI Charges

If you or a loved one has been charged with manslaughter DWI in Texas, it is crucial to seek legal representation immediately. The consequences of a conviction can be severe, including significant fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment. At The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen, our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys is dedicated to providing aggressive and strategic defense for clients facing manslaughter DWI charges.

When building a defense against manslaughter DWI charges, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and analyze the evidence against you. We will work diligently to challenge the prosecution's case and explore all possible defenses, including:

  • Challenging the legality of the traffic stop or arrest
  • Examining the accuracy of field sobriety tests and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) results
  • Investigating whether any constitutional rights were violated during the arrest or investigation
  • Presenting evidence of alternative explanations or mitigating factors

Our goal is to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We understand the complexities of manslaughter DWI laws in San Antonio and will use our knowledge and experience to develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances.

Contact The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen today to schedule a consultation and discuss your manslaughter DWI case with one of our skilled attorneys.

Defenses Against Manslaughter DWI Charges

Some common defenses against manslaughter DWI charges could include:

  • Challenging Evidence: We can meticulously review the evidence against you, including the results of any field sobriety tests, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests, and other evidence. Inaccuracies or mishandling of evidence can be used to weaken the prosecution's case.
  • Procedural Errors: Law enforcement must follow specific procedures during the arrest and investigation process. Any deviations from these procedures can lead to evidence being suppressed or the case being dismissed.
  • Causation: To prove manslaughter DWI, the prosecution must establish a direct causal link between your intoxication and the death. We can analyze the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine if there are any alternative explanations for the accident.
  • Miranda Rights Violation: If your Miranda rights were not read to you during the arrest, any statements you made may be inadmissible in court.

Contact Our San Antonio Manslaughter DWI Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one is facing charges of DWI manslaughter in San Antonio, it's essential to act quickly and secure strong legal representation. At the Law Offices of George A. Scharmen, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and advocating for the best possible outcome. We understand the complexities of manslaughter DWI cases and will work tirelessly to build a strategic defense on your behalf. Time is of the essence in building a solid defense against manslaughter DWI charges, so don't hesitate to contact our San Antonio manslaughter DWI attorney for skilled and experienced legal assistance.


Contact The Law Offices of George A. Scharmen today to get started on your defense with our San Antonio manslaughter DWI attorney.


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