Hit and Run Defense in Houston
Protecting the Rights of Houston's Criminally Charged
Hit and run is also commonly referred to as "leaving the scene of
an accident." When a Texas driver is involved in an auto accident
that results in property damage, bodily injury, or death, he or she has
a legal obligation to stop as soon as is safely possible. Upon stopping,
the driver must provide the property owner or the other drivers involved
with his or her contact information, driver’s license information
and insurance information. A willful and intentional failure to stop and
provide this information may result in serious criminal consequences.
In Texas, hit and run offenses are aggressively investigated and prosecuted.
The Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department
both maintain hit and run accident details because there have been so
many incidents of this nature throughout the years.
Defense for Texas Hit and Run Charges
If you have been accused of leaving the scene of an accident, you have
the right to legal counsel. A Houston criminal defense attorney from Guy
L. Womack & Associates, P.C. can meet with you during a
free initial consultation to go over your legal rights and discuss your options with you.
In defending a client facing hit and run charges, a
criminal defense lawyer should thoroughly investigate every aspect of the charges in order
to determine how to build the most effective defense strategy. Often,
the intent of the defendant will play a major role in the case. For example,
a driver may not have known that he or she was involved in an accident.
A driver may have sustained a head injury and therefore was not thinking
clearly when he or she left the scene. Whatever the particular circumstances,
a defendant will need
an attorney to represent his or her side of the story in court.
To get the legal counsel you need in the face of your hit and run charges,
contact a Houston criminal defense lawyer at
Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. today.