Austin Extreme DWI Attorney

Defending You against First- & Second-Degree Felonies

If another individual is injured or killed during an accident you caused while driving under the influence, the consequences of your actions become much more severe. These types of cases – called extreme DWI – are highly sensitive and must take into account the pain and suffering of those affected as well as the facts of the incident.

If you are facing an intoxicated assault or manslaughter charge, it is important to have a qualified attorney advocating for you. At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, our Austin DWI attorney has helped many clients reduce their charges or have their cases dismissed. Our team has an advanced understanding of DWI cases and will work to defend your rights.

If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated, contact our office today to start building your case. Call us at (512) 359-3300.

Intoxicated Assault: Third-Degree Felony

When an individual drives under the influence and causes an accident that leads to serious bodily injury to another person, he or she has committed intoxicated assault. Serious bodily injuries introduce a serious risk of death, cause permanent disfigurement, or result in long-term loss.

If you are charged with a third-degree felony, you may face:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Between two and 10 years in prison
  • Between 180 days and one year of driver’s license suspension

We may be able to seek community supervision in some intoxicated assault cases. The severity of the victim’s injuries and your prior criminal record may affect whether or not you receive probation.

If you are granted probation (community supervision) for an intoxicated assault, you will likely serve jail time as a condition of probation. The minimum sentence is 30 days and the maximum in 180 days. There is also the requirement of 160 to 600 hours of community service and various types of alcohol treatment programs. These programs may be inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Intoxicated Manslaughter: Second-Degree Felony

Intoxicated manslaughter occurs when someone drives under the influence and causes an accident that leads to the death of another.

Penalties for intoxicated manslaughter include:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Prison sentence of two to 20 years
  • Between 180 days and one year of driver’s license suspension

Though probation is possible in some intoxicated manslaughter cases, it is difficult to obtain. If it is the result of a plea bargain, the family of the victim usually would have to agree to the deal. These are always very sensitive cases and must be dealt with accordingly. If an individual receives probation, they are subject to the conditions of a felony DWI, as well as a minimum of 120 days of jail time and 240 to 800 hours of community service.

Your Options

While many terms are mandatory, some are negotiable. It is important to hire a qualified Austin DWI defense attorney who can help fight for a favorable possible. Ultimately, if you did not give a chemical test, the patrol car video is going to be the chief tool an attorney uses to negotiate your case. Depending on how you appear on the video, it is possible to negotiate a reduction to a non-alcohol related charge or a dismissal. If you underwent a chemical test, the results will rule the majority of the negotiation. During a consultation at our office, we can give you a realistic assessment of your chances of victory and help you build your case.

Why Hire an Attorney

At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, our team understands the complexities of DWIs and has spent many years defending clients in vehicular crime cases. In most cases, you are subject to laws of the county you were charged in and may be affected by both civil and criminal statutes. Having an attorney who can gather evidence and argue on your behalf is the ideal way to improve your outcome in a DWI felony case.

Call our office at (512) 359-3300 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.

Our Victories

  • Dismissed Assault Family Violence
  • Dismissed Assault with Bodily Injury
  • Dismissed DWI
  • Dismissed Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed Sexual Assault
  • Dismissed Assault
  • Dismissed Unlawful Carrying of Weapon
  • Dismissed Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
  • Dismissed Violation of a Protective Order
  • Dismissed 2 Counts of Aggravated Robbery