Penalties for FSGI and FSRA
If you’re convicted of a FSGI the criminal penalties are determined by the circumstances of the event. If you cause vehicle damage of less than $200.00, the maximum penalty will be assessed under Class C Misdemeanor guidelines which is a maximum fine of 500.00. If you caused more than $200.00 in damage the maximum penalty is a Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000.00 and a Travis County jail sentence of up to 180 days.
FSRA cases are felony offenses due to the aggravated nature of the offense. Failure to Stop and Render Aid convictions carry a minimum State Jail Felony classification. If convicted of a State Jail Degree Felony you’ll face a penalty which includes a 180 day to 2 year prison sentence and a maximum fine of $10,000.00.
If the victim suffered serious injuries, the defendant might be charged with a 3rd Degree Felony which, if convicted, can result in a prison sentence ranging from 2-to-10 years with the 10K fine. If the person died the criminal classification is increased to a 2nd Degree Felony which can result in a 20 year prison sentence.
Facing Charges for Hit & Run in Austin?
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If you’re facing criminal charges for a hit & run related criminal offense in Austin, Travis County, Round Rock, or elsewhere in Central Texas, all hope isn’t lost. The prosecutor has a burden to prove that you knew you hit someone or cause property damage.
If we can create a reasonable doubt that you know of the incident, we can get a jury to issue a not-guilty verdict if the case goes to trial, or make a compelling argument to the prosecutor to drop the case.
If you’re guilty as charged, it doesn’t mean you’ll face the maximum sentence. In fact, it doesn’t even mean you’ll be convicted. Just because you hit someone or damaged property doesn’t make you a criminal deserving of a multi-year prison sentence when it might be possible to beat the case or agree to some form of non-jail probationary agreement.
Austin criminal defense lawyer Jackson F. Gorski is known for having success with tough cases and invites you to call to discuss your case. The phone number to The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski is 512-960-4646 or you can start the process by sending us a message.
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