Leaving the Scene of a DWI Accident
Leaving the scene of any type of accident, much less a DWI accident, is one of the worst things an individual can do. Even if you are facing an
underage DWI or
felony DWI charge, and are extremely frightened or worried about what will happen to you if you are arrested, you need to remain at the scene of the accident. The Samuelson Law Firm may be able to help. As soon as you contact my firm, my staff and I will begin working to protect your rights.
Make no mistake that driving while intoxicated (DWI) and DWI drugs are serious offenses. Anyone convicted of a
first time DWI in Texas can expect to pay a fine of up to $2000, spend between 72 hours and 6 months in jail, be required to do between 24-100 hours of community service, attend and complete a DWI education class, and serve probation. A second time offense, or a
DWI with injury, means you will be facing stiffer penalties.
Texas law states that any individual involved in an accident who does not stop or remain at the scene of the accident, especially if there were serious injuries, will be looking at between 1-5 years in jail or prison and a fine of up to $5000. Penalties will increase significantly if the accident involved a fatality or you are facing multiple DWI charges. That is why it is very important to remain at the scene and contact my firm immediately, if you or a loved one has been involved in a DWI accident.
DWI Attorney Serving the Harris County Area
When an individual makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while they are intoxicated, they are not only putting their life at risk, but the lives of many other individuals as well. If a drunk driver is involved in an accident, whether or not serious injuries were sustained, they may feel all the cards are stacked against them. This is not necessarily true. My firm specializes in DWI cases and my staff and I know the laws surrounding such cases. We know what to look for, we know the common mistakes arresting officers may make, and we know how to build an aggressive defense on your behalf.
I have spent the last 15 years representing clients facing all manner of DWI charges, so I have the knowledge and experience you want representing you. More importantly, I have a seasoned staff who that is familiar with all aspects of DWI cases and who will work diligently and tirelessly to deliver the high-quality service my clients have come to expect. We understand how terrifying such situations can be, so we work fast to evaluate your case, review accident and police reports, help gather evidence and key witness statements, analyze how best to proceed, and advise you on the best course of action to pursue. While I cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, I will guarantee that I will treat your case as though it is my own case, and I will do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome.