Texas police say they recently arrested a man whom they believe was involved in a fatal collision caused by road rage. The incident occurred several weeks ago. The man in question is now incarcerated.
The 40-year-old is believed to have been driving a truck that forced a motorcyclist off the road. A local church to which the motorcyclist belonged gave police access to surveillance footage showing a truck that police believe to be the same vehicle involved in the road rage incident. The man was arrested on a recent Tuesday and is now facing numerous criminal charges, including one of causing an accident involving injury or death and manslaughter.
A second-degree felony carries a significant penalty in Texas
The charges the Texas man faces are categorized as second-degree felonies. This means that the potential sentence under conviction on both counts is 40 years in prison. When a person’s freedom is at risk, it is understandable that the accused would want to present as strong a defense as possible in court.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can provide guidance and support throughout proceedings. Consulting with an attorney is the best way to gain assistance in determining what type of plea to enter in court. An attorney can also review the details of a case, including the events leading up to and following an arrest, to determine if any personal rights violations occurred, which would then be grounds to request a dismissal or to challenge evidence as inadmissible.