Accused of Leaving the Scene of an Accident?
Contact a Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Immediately
Any accident on the road, even minor ones, can be frightening. It is easy
to become scared, or angry, and continue on in your car. This, however,
is considered a crime. Like other states, Texas has strict "hit and
run," or leaving the scene laws to ensure that all drivers on the
road remain responsible for their actions and take the proper precautions
in the case that an accident occurs.
At D'Amore Law Firm, we understand accidents can happen and moments
of fear and panic can ensue. If you've been charged with leaving the
scene, then we invite you to contact a Dallas
criminal defense attorney and explore your legal options. We have more than 20 years of
experience in Texas courtrooms and know how to prepare and navigate your
case to the best possible outcome.
Call us today.
What penalties am I facing?
Penalties for leaving the scene of an accident can vary. Specifically,
they depend on the severity of the accident and damaged caused, whether
there was another driver involved, and if people were harmed.
Penalties for leaving the scene charges can include:
In the case of death or serious injury: Up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines
In the case of injury: Up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines
In the case of less than $200 damage: Fines up to $500
In the case of more than $200 damage: Fines up to $2,000 and 180 days of jail
In the case of damaging parked car: Fines up to $2,000 and 180 days of jail
These are the most common charges related to leaving the scene. To find
out what specific sentences you could be facing for your charge, call
us at the D'Amore Law firm. We understand that these crimes are often
instances of fear, not malice, and are well-versed and asserting that
perspective to a judge and jury.
We are ready to help!
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