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Asker
Posted almost 2 years ago.

I was falsely accused of a hit and run. The victim was hit by another car and he blamed me for the accident. The Criminal citation was never entered into the docket or the state prosecutor decided not to file charges against me. Does this work into my favor against the potential civil suit ?

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Asker
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Bad things happen to good people !

Elmer Sanchez
Elmer Sanchez, Government Attorney - Orlando, FL
Posted almost 2 years ago.

There may still be time for the state to file charges, but for now, it is positive evidence for you. However the standard of proof is lower in civil court. Contact your insurance company for more help.

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Asker
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Why is the standard of proof lower in civil court if I did not commit this act ?

Elmer Sanchez
Elmer Sanchez, Government Attorney - Orlando, FL
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Much like the OJ Simpson case, he was not found guilty of the crime, but was found to be responsible in the civil case.

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Asker
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Yes I heard that before but, what if I have proof that I did not do this ? Doe s that have weight in a civil case ?