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Austin Woman Receives 20-Year Sentence for Fatal DWI Accident • Tad Nelson & Associates
Texas law defines manslaughter as “recklessly caus[ing] the death of an individual.” This includes a death arising from a DWI accident. In other words, if you are drunk behind the wheel and unintentionally kill someone in an accident, you potentially face second-degree felony manslaughter charges. Appeals Court: Defendant’s Driving, Drinking Constituted “Reckless” Behavior In fact, …