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El Paso Hit & Run Defense Lawyer

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If you hit another vehicle and then fled the scene without exchanging information with the other driver, then you are considered a hit-and-run accident offender. Although some people speed off intentionally, most drivers are simply so nervous to the point that they do not know what to do after a collision. They leave the scene in order to find help, get away from the accident, or are perhaps not aware that they struck another vehicle.

If you have been charged with a hit-and-run accident in Texas, the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz is dedicated to helping prove to the court that you are innocent of your alleged crime. Since 1998, our El Paso hit-and-run defense attorney has helped many clients obtain the most favorable outcomes possible.

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Penalties for Hit & Runs

  • If someone suffers a serious bodily injury or dies at the scene or later as a result of the accident, it is a second-degree felony that is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a fine of up to $20,00.
  • If the injury is not serious, the offense is still a felony that results in a maximum jail sentence of one year or a maximum prison sentence of five years.
  • If the collision causes damage under $200 in value, it is a Class C misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine of up to $500.
  • If the crash causes damage over $200 in value, it is a Class B misdemeanor that results in a maximum jail sentence of six months.

What to Do if You Wrongfully Leave the Scene of an Accident

Facing a hit-and-run conviction can be a frightening experience. It is wise to speak with an experienced lawyer who will help you understand what you’re up against and how to handle your case. Do not hesitate to let our firm protect your rights and future.

Contact us to request a free hit & run defense consultation today!

AN ADVOCATE YOU CAN TRUST

Reasons to Choose Ruben Ortiz
  • Exceptional Track Record of Success
  • Strong & Trusted Advocate for His Clients
  • Fighting for His Clients Since 1998
  • Tens of Thousands of Individuals Represented Before State & Federal Courts
  • Winner of “The Best Lawyer to Get You Out of Trouble” by El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly from 2007-2012
  • Awarded Top Lawyer for 2016 & 2017 from The Global Directory of Who's Who

Client Testimonials

Your Well-Being Is Our 
#1 Priority
    He got my case dismissed.

    “He got my case dismissed with no problem at all! Very professional lawyer.”

    - Jorge Medina
    Got it dismissed when it could have easily ruined my future

    “Ruben was super patient with my case and was able to relieve any kind of worry. Got it dismissed when it could have easily ruined my future! Highly recommend!!”

    - David
    Mr. Ortiz was available all the time and would actually listen.

    “Mr. Ortiz got my case dismissed, he was relentless and passionate about my case. I would recommend Mr. Ortiz to anyone, best lawyer in El Paso.”

    - Raul
    Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with.

    “Mr. Ortiz handled my case in the quickest possible time. Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with. I am completely satisfied with the outcome of my claim.”

    - G. Gardea
    He worked really hard to get my case dismissed!

    “He worked really hard to get my case dismissed and directly talked to judge to give me more time to come up with restitution fee.”

    - Alejandra Fierro
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