El Paso Hit & Run Defense Lawyer

Award-Winning Legal Representation in El Paso County

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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What is the Punishment for Hit and Run in Texas?

Misdemeanor Hit and Run

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.

Felony Hit and Run

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.

Start Your Legal Journey Today

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.

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  • "He got my case dismissed with no problem at all! Very professional lawyer."
    Jorge Medina
  • "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!!"
  • "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."
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