McAllen Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher Cavazos of The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC recently negotiated a seemingly impossible plea bargain on behalf of a client accused of a fatal hit and run that resulted in the death of a 5-year-old girl in 2015.
According to police records, the young girl was in the backseat traveling with her mother and grandmother northbound on Val Verde Road when the defendant failed to yield right of way at a stop sign and crashed his Chevrolet Trailblazer into the vehicle, causing the girl to suffer fatal injuries. Authorities say the defendant later fled the scene, only to be located and arrested four months later.
The defendant was charged with accident involving death, accident involving serious bodily injury, criminal negligent homicide and accident involving injury. Following Attorney Cavazos’ negotiations with the prosecution, however, the criminal homicide and accident involving injury charges were dropped in exchange for the defendant pleading guilty to the remaining two charges. The defendant faces up to 10 years in prison, with sentencing being scheduled to take place on September 12th.
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