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After a car accident, can a charge be placed to the DA's office, if the officer does not have your side of the accident?

Saukville, WI |

An intersection accident......one person came back later, to give her side of the accident, because she was not on the police report. Could a charge have been placed at the DA's office in the meantime?

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    Yes, law enforcement does only get one side of a story sometimes and DAs do make charging decisions based on the reports they receive. Get an attorney as quickly as possible to help put your best foot forward.

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  2. Charges regarding a car accident are in the investigating officer and prosecutors discretion. This is not to say that discretion is sometimes abused. Call a local attorney for legal help on your accident case.

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  3. Consult with a local auto accident lawyer for help with this.


  4. It is up to the authorities whether to charge or whether to charge.