Texas Driver Gets 99 Years for DUI Death

Texas Driver Gets 99 Years for DUI Death

A driver in North Texas with two previous DWI convictions was sentenced to 99 years this week for the death of a deputy who was hit while directing traffic. The jurors in the case convicted the driver of murder and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury to a public servant. The investigators believe that the man's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the limit for driving when he hit the deputy back in April of last year. The individual was directing traffic in Dallas when the intoxicated driver plowed into him. The man received a 99 years prison sentence for the murder and another 42 years in prison for the assault conviction. Penalties for these two offenses are to run concurrently.

This is an example of how Texas courts regard serious DWI cases. In this great state, a DWI can result in serious penalties. When the DWI is a subsequent offense, the penalties are compounded. If the DWI causes bodily injury or death, then the penalties will be even harsher. If you are charged with driving recklessly and killing someone, there is a possibility that you may spend decades in prison.

Don't hesitate to contact a Plano criminal defense attorney right away if you have been charged with a DUI crime and need assistance with your defense. A lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC will be able to investigate your situation and determine the best approach for defense. Then, a lawyer at the firm will carefully organize an investigation and create an argument for your side of the story. In some cases, Zendeh Del Law Firm has seen success in their defense strategies and been able to help clients avoid serious penalties. Don't hesitate to call a lawyer at the firm today for more information!

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