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I got t by car in an intersection and fled immediately after

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I got hit by car in an intersection and fled immediately after because I have warrants . I have been I.d.ed at the scene what will be the charges.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Can you tell me:

1) Whose fault was the accident? Or, not sure?
2) How bad was the accident? Just a scrape? Or major damage?
3) Was anyone hurt? Or, not sure?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

You have not responded to my original query, and I have to go offline soon, so let me provide an answer as much as I can.

This is under Tex. Transportation Code Chapter 7. If a person is seriously injured or dies in the accident, then the punishment for leaving the scene is:

(A) imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year;

(B) a fine not to exceed $5,000; or

(C) both the fine and the imprisonment or confinement.

If the accident only resulted in damage to a vehicle, then the punishment can be:

(1) a Class C misdemeanor, if the damage to all vehicles is less than $200; or

(2) a Class B misdemeanor, if the damage to all vehicles is $200 or more.

CLASS C = A fine of not more than $500

CLASS B = Not more than 180 days in a county jail and/or a fine of not more than $2,000

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