In December 2018, a young man, only 19 years old, like most 19-year-olds wanting to grow up too soon, went out to a bar to drink. Because they did not check for identification, he was able to get in and drink. Over the course of over five hours, he consumed twelve beers and four shots – all of it captured on surveillance video. Surveillance video also captured him stumbling out of the bar and to his truck. Within minutes, more surveillance video from nearby businesses captured him drift into oncoming traffic where he struck and instantly killed a 24 year old woman with her child and mother in the car. While the young man was able to walk away from the accident, he was immediately arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Faced with a life altering decision that could result in him being imprisoned for up to 20 years, the young man and his family turned to Brent Mayr to help him navigate the harrowing path that he faced. Despite his lack of a criminal record and genuine remorse for the young woman’s family, prosecutors were hell belt on seeing him locked up behind bars.
With his extensive experience and knowledge dealing with these difficult cases, Brent Mayr went to battle for this young man and his family. Despite the overwhelming evidence and tragic outcome, Brent Mayr was able to convince a jury to recommend a sentence of probation.
The young man is committed to living his life without alcohol, encouraging others not to drink and drive, and, most importantly, working to support the family of the young woman whose life was lost. Because of the work of Brent Mayr, thankfully, he will be able to be a contributing member of society instead of locked up for years in a prison cell.
Brent Mayr continues to be recognized as one of the top lawyers in the State of Texas for cases involving intoxication manslaughter and other crimes arising out of motor vehicle accidents such as manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. If you or a loved one finds themselves in the frightening situation of facing criminal charges such as these, contact Mayr Law to schedule a consultation with Brent Mayr.