Discover how Intoxication Manslaughter crimes are prosecuted in Dallas County Texas. Attorney Richard C. McConathy discusses issues pertaining to defending those accused of Intoxication Manslaughter.
Intoxication manslaughter cases add a component in the case that makes it very difficult to defend. This is where you have a dead body on the ground. Now, when defending these, you have to determine “was the victim the approximate cause of the accident?” A lot of times you need to find out if the victim was intoxicated, were they not wearing their seatbelt, or did they put themselves in a position of danger like walking outside of a crosswalk. These are major factors that you have to do in defending this case because it can cause a prosecutor to drop a case from a felony or offer you something that avoids prison time. If you run into this particular situation, this is a complicated defense. You need a defense team who has handled it. Here at this office, we’ve handled thousands of situations involving these two combinations, and we’ve done it successfully.