Defending Against Hit and Run Charges
Charges involving an alleged hit and run offense—leaving the scene of a car accident—will be aggressively pursued by Houston prosecutors. In a recent development, the state of Texas has elevated charges related to hit and run accidents involving a fatality to a second degree felony. While non-fatal hit and run accidents may carry less severe charges, anyone charged with this offense should retain legal representation as early on in the legal process as they possibly can.
Penalties for Hit and Run Convictions
Depending upon the exact circumstances of an accident—the injuries sustained, car occupancy, and nature of the accident—charges for hit and run accidents may range from a Class C misdemeanor to, at worst, a second degree felony. With that in mind, individuals convicted for a hit and run offense may face any of the following penalties:
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Jail time
- State prison time
- Substantial fines
An experienced Houston criminal defense attorney can help you anticipate how your charges are likely to be pursued against you and, thereby, build a comprehensive defense against them.
Consult With a Houston Hit and Run Defense Attorney
Our Houston hit and run defense attorneys will aggressively defend your rights at each and every stage of the legal process, all the while challenging every aspect of your case in an effort to reduce or, ideally, to altogether eliminate the charges leveled against you. To discuss the particulars of your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney, please call Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law, at (713) 337-1420 today.