“¡Es cierto lo que dice su cartelera que definitivamente es El Abogado que Trabaja!”
Like most other states, Texas law requires all drivers to stop if they’ve been involved in a car accident that results in injuries, fatalities, or property damage. When drivers fail to stop or provide their information, they can be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, an offense that can range from a misdemeanor or felony depending on the damages involved.
Some of the criminal charges and penalties for leaving the scene of an accident are as follows:
Drivers can also face these charges if they hit a parked car and fled without leaving behind their contact information. Unfortunately, the reality of hit and run accidents is that many drivers who flee the scene are never caught by police.
There are a few reasons why a driver may feel tempted to flee the scene of an accident, one of them being that the driver is fearful of being arrested. The driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident and fear getting a DUI, or they may have an active warrant out for their arrest already and are evading the authorities. Some drivers flee the scene because they don’t have a valid driver’s license or lack insurance coverage.
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