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Criminal defense: Texas man faces murder charge following crash

It is easy to prejudge a person. Often based on one's prior history, many people will make assumptions about his or her present behavior. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident in Texas has left a man creating a criminal defense after he was charged with murder.

The accident happened one night in February. According to reports, a male driver failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, police say that his vehicle struck another already in the intersection.

The driver of the second vehicle passed away, reportedly as a result of the collision. Media outlets are reporting that the driver of the first has previously been convicted of driving while intoxicated five times. The sheriff's office contends that the man was driving while intoxicated in this accident as well. Because of his prior record, the man now faces a charge of murder. If convicted, he could spend up to 25 years in prison.

Despite the accusations made by the sheriff's office, it is unclear what supports the claims that the man was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Unfortunately, it is relatively easy to miss a stop sign when sober. Because of the severity of the charges that he faces, the Texas man will likely rely upon advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help him decide whether to accept a plea deal, if offered, or fight the charges in court. Such guidance can ensure that defendants have confidence in their decisions, knowing that they were fully informed about all of their options.

Source: abc13.com, "Man charged in Cypress father's death after deadly crash was repeat DWI offender", Elissa Rivas, Feb. 12, 2018

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