While defendants facing any type of criminal charge in Texas should treat their allegations seriously, certain charges do require an exceptional commitment to defense. Whether a misdemeanor or felony charge, accusations involving the loss of a life are some of the most serious offenses in the state of Texas. These types of charges can stem from a variety of situations, including car accidents.
Even if a death was the result of an accident, the state can still bring criminal charges against an individual that it believes is responsible. For instance, if a death arises from a car accident, a driver accused of causing the wreck could possibly face vehicular manslaughter charges. In other situations where a person loses his or her life, evidence obtained by the police might lead them to believe that a manslaughter or even murder charge is warranted.
The potential consequences of a felony charge involving murder or manslaughter are significant, and convictions often net up to 99 years behind bars. As the state that is fondest of using the death penalty, murder defendants should rely on careful and experienced guidance when proceeding with their criminal case. When so much is on the line, there is little room for error.
We believe that every person accused of committing a felony charge in Texas should be privy to a fair and just proceeding through the criminal court process. With our years of experience, we know what it takes to ensure that our clients' rights are upheld and respected at all stages of the proceedings. With the right approach, achieving the best possible outcome is possible.