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In an effort to provide better service to our clients,
we are focusing our practice primarily on
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A hit and run in Austin in late March resulted in the death of 36-year-old Christina Lopez and injured the passenger in her car, Juan Martinez. Christian Gonzalez-Martinez has been accused of “failure to stop and render aid, manslaughter, and intoxication manslaughter, aggravated assault, and intoxication assault,” according to KVUE News. He was driving a truck that smashed into Lopez’s car after he ran a red light at Old Manor Road and Pecan Brook Drive, according to KVUE, and is being held at the Travis County Jail “with bond set at $2.1 million.”

In Texas, intoxication manslaughter, the most severe of the charges leveled against Gonzalez-Martinez, is a second-degree felony. The range of punishment varies, but given the number of charges being brought against Gonzalez-Martinez, the higher end of the punishment spectrum may well be invoked. Intoxication assault in Texas carries a sentence of confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections for a minimum of two years up to 20, and a fine of up to $10,000.

If convicted, even after serving his sentence Gonzalez-Martinez will likely be required to install an ignition interlock device on his car. According to, courts in Texas are “required to order the installation of an IID in cases of two or more convictions for any combination of DWI, intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter. This device requires the driver of the vehicle to submit a breath sample to the device before the car will start. According to LifeSafer, “if the device measures a breath alcohol content that is higher than the preset limit, the vehicle will not start.”


Austin Texas Disability law firm Bemis, Roach & Reed provides legal services to disabled individuals throughout the State of Texas. If you or someone you know is in need of a successful Long Term disability lawyer or Social Security disability lawyer, call us at (512) 454-4000 or contact us to schedule a free consultation.


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