What if I Injured Someone While Driving Drunk in Texas? 

By Jeff Kennedy

What if I Injured Someone While Driving Drunk in Texas? 

It’s not unusual for people to say that a DWI conviction isn’t that serious. They believe that it will only be a misdemeanor and that the charge on their record won’t affect them in the long-term. However, this isn’t always true. A misdemeanor DWI can affect your life in many negative ways.

In addition, not all DWI crimes are misdemeanors. For instance, if you were drinking and driving and injured someone in an accident, you could face felony charges. If that’s what happened to you, you might be wondering, “What if I injured someone while driving drunk in Texas?”

Penalties You Could Face if Convicted of Intoxication Assault

Intoxication assault is defined as a DWI in which a person sustained serious bodily injury because of an accident caused by your actions. This crime is a felony of the third degree in the state of Texas. If you are convicted of a felony of the third degree, you will likely serve time in prison, receive large fines, and you could be placed on probation.

In addition, your crime will go on your permanent record and affect your future. You might have difficulty securing employment, and you might not qualify for many government programs.

Defenses Against Conviction

Yes, a charge of intoxication assault is serious, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. If you contact a drunk driving lawyer at our firm, your lawyer will put together your defense and fight alongside you for your future. There are defenses against the conviction of drunk driving charges. Here are a few defenses below.

  • Innocence
  • Mistaken identity
  • Mistake of fact
  • Your rights were violated
  • You drank alcohol but weren’t intoxicated

Get Ahold of a Drunk Driving Attorney at Our Firm

Now you know what could happen if you injured someone while driving drunk in Texas. The penalties for a conviction of intoxication assault are serious, but you do have options. Get assistance building your defense by calling an intoxicated driving attorney at The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. Call 817-605-1010 or send in the contact form below.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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