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DWI Car Accident

What Should I Do If I Have An Accident And Get Charged With DWI?

- BK, Texas

Answer:

I really hope your insurance is up to date. If you have current insurance and you were at fault, make sure to cooperate with your insurance company.

If your insurance wasn’t current, start saving to pay any restitution to the other party. Many prosecutors will not even discuss your case with your attorney until they know the restitution has been determined. If they offer a deal, your deal will be much better if restitution is paid.

DO NOT offer a direct payment to the other party. That might be considered witness tampering. Let your attorney or insurance company handle things for you.



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