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Category: Involuntary Manslaughter

Mar 26
2020

Intoxication Assault vs. Involuntary Manslaughter: A Fine Line in TX

Assault | Involuntary Manslaughter

Alcohol is an inebriant and, unfortunately, it can lead to lapses of character and judgment. It is not uncommon for someone to involuntarily commit a crime while intoxicated.

A man in Texas was charged for intoxication assault for assaulting another male in a bar while under the influence, for instance. The assaulted victim died from his injuries. As a result, the offender had his charges upgraded to involuntary manslaughter.

There is a fine line between intoxication assault and involuntary manslaughter in the state of Texas. Although they are closely related, the severity of both the act and penalties are significantly different.

The Texas Penal Code

The Texas Penal Code defines the two acts as intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter. The [...]

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