Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

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Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

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Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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December 16, 2019

What if I Committed a Hit-and-Run While Driving Drunk in Texas?

Being involved in a car crash is scary no matter the circumstances, but if you’re in a crash and you’ve been drinking, you are likely to panic. You know trouble awaits if you’re caught drinking and driving. This worry often leads to drivers leaving the scene of an accident, which can actually get you into more trouble.

If you have recently been in an accident, or you know someone who has, you might be wondering, “What if I committed a hit-and-run while driving drunk in Texas?” Continue reading to learn more. 

Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Driving drunk comes with penalties if you’re convicted, but so does leaving the scene of an accident. The penalties for this offense depend on the circumstances. For instance, if you leave the scene of an accident in which very little property damage occurred and no one was hurt, you will likely face minimal jail time and fines.

However, if you are involved in an accident in which minor injuries occurred, you could face a felony charge, jail time, and hefty fines.

The DUI penalties only increase if someone is seriously injured or killed. For instance, leaving the scene of a serious injury accident could get you a felony and prison time. The fact that you were drinking and driving at the time of the offense will probably work against you. 

If you believe that you are going to be charged with a hit-and-run crime, or you’ve already been charged with a crime in Texas, you should reach out to a lawyer right away. Your lawyer can begin building your defense and offer you legal advice immediately, which could improve your situation.

Reach Out to a Hit-and-Run DWI Attorney

Back to your question: What if I committed a hit-and-run while driving drunk in Texas? You could face charges of leaving the scene of an accident, or you could face DWI charges. Either way, a Texas criminal defense attorney could be able to help. Call The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010 or fill out and send over the internet form below.

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