The attorneys at Hyatt & Hyatt have extensive experience in resolving cases involving Intoxication. We’re available at 903 234 9544. We meet clients on their terms, whether it’s after hours or on weekends. The focus of Hyatt & Hyatt is on the client. Due to our client focus and extensive experience with Intoxication offenses, we know that Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code addresses these offenses. Chapter 49 of the Penal Code can be found here. The structure of this Chapter of the Penal Code outlines the offenses and associated punishments prescribed by law. While this Chapter goes into great detail about the specifics of each prescribed punishment, it does not address or contemplate the possibility of enhancement for Habitual Offenders. Felony Enhancements due to prior convictions is discussed on this page, but for a better understanding of the interaction between Chapter 49 and the Enhancement provisions of §12.42-12.43 of the Texas Penal Code, it is best to Consult an Attorney, such as those at Hyatt & Hyatt.
Chapter 49 of the Texas Penal Code addresses such offenses as Public Intoxication, Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger, Flying while Intoxicated, Boating While Intoxicated, Assembling or Operating an Amusement Ride while Intoxicated, Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter. The foregoing list has links to many of these offenses and has a more detailed discussion of them.
In addition to Chapter 49’s focus on Intoxication, it also addresses Enhanced Offenses & Penalties specific to Intoxication Offenses. For example, §49.09 of the Penal Code goes into detail about how a DWI Second is a Class A Misdemeanor as opposed to the First DWI. Additionally, §49.09 contemplates offense enhancements due to BAC (Blood Alcohol Content), injuries and/or death of Emergency Medical Services personnel, and how Third Driving While Intoxicated can potentially become Third Degree Felonies.
This information is by no means exhaustive, and it is important to consult with Attorneys that know and understand the law and how it is applied. Consultation with such counsel can lead to beneficial outcomes. Hyatt & Hyatt has extensive experience in dealing with all levels of Intoxication Offenses and stands ready to help clients address their concerns.