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    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

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    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
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    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

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Leaving the Scene of a DWI Accident

Plano DWI Lawyer Defending Your Case

When accidents occur as a direct result of drunk driving and the driver does not stop, it can result in severe penalties. In the state of Texas, approximately every 20 minutes, an individual is either hurt or killed as a result of a DWI-related accident. With this statistic in mind, law enforcement is adamant about putting a stop to those who are driving drunk, especially those that cause harmful injury to others. Their motives are honorable, yet it can be easy for innocent people to get caught in the crosshairs.

If you have been accused of leaving the scene of an accident as well as a DWI, it is imperative that you retain a knowledgeable Plano DWI attorney as soon as possible. You want to give your defense representative as much time as possible to gather evidence, investigate your case specifics and put together a solid strategy. Consequences can be extreme if you are not represented properly.

What are the penalties for a hit-and-run DWI?

Texas State law mandates that anyone in a motor vehicle accident must stop, regardless of the circumstance. Each party should exchange their information and make sure that both drivers and passengers are safe before leaving. Leaving the scene of the accident could result in a Class B misdemeanor, as it is considered to be evading law enforcement. This could mean up to $2,000 in fines and up to 180 days in jail. Those are the penalties just for the hit-and-run and it does not include any additional penalties for driving while intoxicated. Depending on your previous DWI record, the accused could be facing significant jail time, extensive fines, probation and driver's license revocation.

In the event that serious injury or death was a result of the DWI accident, intoxicated assault or vehicular manslaughter charges could also be added on. Both of these criminal charges are classified as felony offenses, carrying with them exorbitant penalties. Fines up to $10,000 and anywhere from 2 to 20 years in prison could be the result of a guilty verdict. Speak with me, Attorney Troy Burleson, to better understand how you can evade these consequences and protect your future and your freedom.

History of Successful Cases

Since 2007, I have handled over 200 DWI trials. Looking at my case results, you can see that I have obtained over 170 different "not guilty" verdicts for past clients. Achieving full case dismissals and reduced charges for clients throughout Texas, it is my goal to provide you with not only top-notch legal guidance, but with the protection you both need and deserve. Prosecutors can be extremely tough in the courtroom, as it is their mission to bring you to conviction.

Named as the Collin County Criminal Court Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011, I have been able to prove my abilities to my fellow colleagues as well. Fill out the free case evaluation today so that I can look over the basics of your case. This will allow me to get back to you with various options that I think might be helpful. There is no DWI case too tough for me and my legal team to handle, so please do not wait another day to contact my office if you are searching for a DWI attorney in Collin County, TX.

  • Recognition

    For Skill & Commitment

    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

    About Troy P. Burleson [+]
  • Guidance

    From a Knowledgeable Attorney

    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
  • Real Results

    That Changed Lives

    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

    Case Results [+]
  • Contact Us

    Request a Consultation

    You only have 15 days to save your license! Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

    Start Your Defense [+]