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Intoxication Assault & Manslaughter in Texas

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Produced on April 17, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 34m
Difficulty Advanced
Topics covered in this course: Criminal Litigation

Course Description

When DWI in Texas causes serious bodily injury or death, a person may be charged with Intoxication Assault (Texas Penal Code §49.07) or Intoxication Manslaughter (Texas Penal Code § 49.08). These types of cases are prosecuted as DWI, but with the added element that serious bodily injury or death resulted because of the intoxication. From a defense perspective, the fact that a person may have been driving while intoxicated does not necessarily mean that they caused the harm to the other individual. This causation element plays a major role in determining whether a person was guilty of DWI only, or Intoxication Assault or Manslaughter as well. Due to these complexities of these cases, both the prosecutor and defense attorney must be fully prepared and well versed in the law before involving themselves in litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the DWI statute in Texas
  2. Discuss Texas Penal Code 49.07 and explore current case law surrounding legal definitions of serious bodily injury and causation with respect to Intoxication Assault
  3. Explore the issues surrounding causation with respect to Intoxication Manslaughter
  4. Analyze case law regarding concurrent causation

Credit Information

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Tyler Flood

Flood Lewis & Associates

Attorney Tyler Flood is a highly influential, larger-than-life fixture in the Houston community. As a local DWI attorney in Houston, he has had great success and has won many difficult cases. He’s helped clients reduce their DWI penalties and, in many cases, successfully had their charges dismissed altogether. Beginning with his love for the Houston Astros, Tyler is a true Texan for many reasons. He graduated Texas State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, received his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law, and has consistently used his education to serve his neighbors and fellow community members, as well as people outside the Houston area. As an experienced DWI defense attorney in Houston, Tyler regularly contributes to local news stories and helps shape public understanding of current events in our area. His insight has proven valuable in assessing many DUI cases and their implications. When it comes to his clients, he has been called “a master of his craft,” a “great attorney,” and “the best DWI lawyer to defend you,” and he’s been recognized as one of Houston’s most successful DWI attorneys. He has had many cases dismissed and helped countless members of the community protect their good name and successfully challenge unfair or untrue charges. Tyler Flood is certified with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has also been designated as an ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist, meaning that he possesses an in-depth understanding of scientific techniques related to DWI cases as a means of helping ensure victory and justice for his clients. He is recognized by the Divisions of Chemistry and Law at the ACS. In addition to all this, Tyler has received (and continues to receive) a 10.0 from Avvo. This lawyer rating system rates the top DWI attorneys based on skillful litigation, client satisfaction, and positive results. Tyler was also the first lawyer in Texas to become Board Certified in DUI law by the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.


steven w.

He’s great

Stephen M.

good course

Jason W.

Presenter is extremely knowledgeable. Program well put together.

James B.

Excellent presentation and material

Eric P.

Excellent program.

Jay G.

Good course materials. Knowledgeable speaker.

mark s.

amazingly detailed!!! thanks

Tiffany B.

Best I have seen so far. Very informative and interesting.

Zawadi L.

The videos were a nice touch.

Daphne Marie C.

Excellent speaker. I did not realize that criminal defense cases could be so complicated. Mr. Flood does an excellent job of simplifying complicated issues so that non-cirminal attorneys can understand.

Stace W.


Jodie S.

Excellent presentation.

Dan W.

Very good course. Well done.

Jason F.

Super interesting course. Excellent presenter.

Carole S.

I do not practice criminal law, but found speaker (Tyler Flood) outstanding and his presentation better than most.

Patrick S.

The presenter was a true subject matter expert and the material and illustrations were perfect.

Randall P.

great use of video and sharing of first hand knowledge

Elizabeth P.

Great CLE - loved the use of the videos!!!

Daniel S.

Well done!

karen T.

This was the most interesting lawline CLE that I have taken to date

Margaret K.

very informative

Mark T.

great course.

Maria Luisa S.

Great visual aids! The videos shared were very informative.

Rufus W.

Well done and very informative and engaging

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