What is Intoxication Assault?
In intoxication assault, an individual causes serious bodily injury to another while driving intoxicated. It is a third degree felony. It differs from intoxication manslaughter, a second degree felony, in that death was not caused by the accident. If you are under investigation for intoxication assault, you need an experienced defense lawyer, as these charges are very serious felony allegations. For over 15 years the Martinez Law Firm has successfully protected clients' rights in intoxication assault cases. We have the confidence and legal know-how to counter prosecutor tactics.
Penalties of a Conviction
An intoxication assault charge carries with it 2 to 10 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 dollars in fines. Additionally, as it is a felony, it could affect your employment options and your reputation well beyond any prison sentence served. It is important to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who can defend you and explain all of your legal options. Our firm can aggressively pursue dismissal or mitigation of the charges in the first place, to avoid the potential penalties.
You are presumed innocent until proven guilty and with the right representation on your side, your case has the potential to be won. Strict protocol must be followed by law enforcement in terms of probable cause, the arrest, and evidence procurement, including testing. We thoroughly prepare our cases and effectively present clients in the most favorable light. In difficult times, you need an aggressive, determined advocate on your side. You would not want to leave this important a case in less skilled hands. Call us today and put our experience to work for you.