Vehicular Crimes Attorney in Austin

You Deserve Strong Defense against Your Charges

All drivers on the road are expected to operate their vehicles safely and in a way that does not endanger others or infringe on their rights. When you violate traffic laws or act irresponsibly on the road, you can suffer serious consequences if charged.

If you are currently facing charges, an Austin vehicular crime attorney could help handle all aspects of your case and build a strong defense on your behalf. Attorney Jason Trumpler has successfully defended clients against a range of vehicle-related crimes. Our team’s advanced understanding of Texas vehicle code can help you avoid a serious conviction.

Begin building an aggressive defense today by contacting us online or calling our office at (512) 359-3300.

Understanding Vehicular Crimes

Texas laws recognize a variety of traffic-related crimes, including moving violations, failure to operate a vehicle safely, and endangering others. Moving violations may include rolling through stop signs, failure to stop at red lights, and speeding. Safe vehicle operation could entail reckless driving or excessive show of speed, and endangering others could sometimes include road rage or other aggressive driving behaviors.

While these categories do not cover the full scope of vehicular crimes, they are a good way to understand basic traffic laws in Texas. Vehicular crimes can range dramatically in severity, from driving without a valid license to vehicular homicide.

Types of Vehicle-Related Crimes

At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we have the skill to defend any type of vehicular crime and a track record of success. Our Austin traffic crime attorney has successfully assisted countless clients in obtaining favorable resolutions to their cases and he may be able to help you, too.

Our team can work with you if you were charged with:

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI): Operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level over 0.08% is considered driving while intoxicated
  • Driving under the influence (DUI): If you are pulled over with traces of any drug, such as marijuana or prescription pills, you can be charged with driving under the influence
  • Aggressive driving: Many behaviors, from speeding to excessive honking, are considered aggressive driving and may endanger the lives of other drivers
  • Driving with a suspended license: It is illegal to operate a vehicle without a valid license
  • Street racing: In Texas, all forms of street racing, including speed racing, drag racing, and drifting, are prohibited by the Texas Transportation Code
  • Driving without insurance: You are required to have sufficient insurance to cover any damage you may cause to another vehicle on the road
  • Hit and run: Failure to stop and provide appropriate information after an accident can result in serious penalties
  • Vehicular manslaughter: If you act recklessly on the road and cause an accident that results in a fatality, this act is considered manslaughter and can result in up to 20 years in prison.

In general, any instance of reckless or illegal operation of a motor vehicle is considered a crime and can result in serious fines and jail time.

Penalties for Vehicular Crimes

Some types of vehicular crimes are considered misdemeanors, while others can carry felony charges. For example, a first-offense DWI is typically a Class B misdemeanor; however, the possible penalty for a vehicular crime depends on the extent of damage and injury caused by your actions.

If you are involved in a hit and run and cause less than $200 worth of damage, you may only be charged with a Class C misdemeanor and have to pay a fine. If you seriously injure or kill another driver in a hit and run, you may face a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.

Hire Aggressive Legal Representation

At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, our team can review the specifics of your vehicular crime case and pursue the most positive outcome possible. Austin criminal defense attorney Jason Trumpler can gather evidence and provide aggressive representation in the courtroom.

To schedule a consultation, contact our office online or call (512) 359-3300 today.

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