Dallas Cowboy Formally Indicted

December 26, 2012

 

Intoxication manslaughter is a brutal charge.  A person facing this charge not only carries the guilt for unintentionally taking the life of another but also faces the severe penalties that are life altering in themselves.  Josh Brent, nose tackle for the Dallas Cowboys knows these feelings all too well.  A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted him on one count of intoxication manslaughter.  Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squadmember Jerry Brown. Currently, he is out of jail on $100,000 bond.

Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Brown was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation.  Our attorneys are skilled, experienced and prepared to handle cases of this magnitude.  We understand that facing a serious charge like intoxication manslaughter requires these skills. If you or someone you know is facing aany criminal charges, call us today for a free consultation.