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Category: Failure to Identify After an Accident

Feb 14

When Can You Be Charged with Failure to Identify in Texas?

Failure to Identify After an Accident

Many people are uncertain about how to behave around a police officer, including what information they are required to provide, and what information can be withheld.

In general, it’s advisable to be tight-lipped when talking to law enforcement until you have an attorney present to make sure that your rights are protected. That said, there’s certain information you’re required to provide, and failure to do so can result in criminal charges under Texas statute, “Offenses Against Public Administration.”

Whatever the context, police frequently ask people to provide their name, address, and date of birth. Only under certain contexts are you actually required to provide this information, but giving false information is always considered a criminal offense.

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Apr 25

Failure To Identify Yourself After An Accident Is A Serious Crime in Texas

Failure to Identify After an Accident

Panic, shock, fear, desperation, and confusion are a just few of the numerous emotions a person can feel after being involved in an accident. You, as the driver, could be suffering from injuries such as a concussion or pain from the air bag or seatbelt, or worse. A person in your own car could be injured as well. Things are happening so fast; chaos surrounds. Despite those chaotic circumstances, Texas law imposes a duty on each driver to stop and identify themselves. If you have been charged with failure to identify an accident, we can help.

Texas law imposes certain requirements upon every motorist in the aftermath of a car crash. Every motorist operating a vehicle involved in any [...]

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