CA VC 20002 - Hit and Run, Vehicle Impounded

A "witness" tailed me and called the police stating that I committed a hit and run. He stated that I scraped a parked car with the passenger side of my car. Many squad cars showed up and I was cited for CA VC 20002 and towed my vehicle. They also stated that if I agree that I committed the hit and run, they would not tow my car. I did not agree and my car was towed. I am still unaware of the "hit" and I don't know if I might have even scraped a parked car. 1) How soon can I get my car out of impound? I need to get personal items from inside and I also want to check for the "damage." 2) Also, if by some chance, I had in fact scraped the parked car unknowingly, can I get the ticket dismissed? (I researched and found that it is a misdemeanor and 1 point on my record).

Los Angeles, CA -

Attorney Answers (6)

Robert Laurens Driessen

Robert Laurens Driessen

DUI / DWI Attorney - Irvine, CA
Answered

This is not a speeding ticket this is a misdemeanor. You need an attorney.

Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
Keith G Langer

Keith G Langer

Administrative Law Lawyer - Wrentham, MA
Answered

You are facing criminal charges. You need a criminal defense attorney. It is that simple.

IF the court deems you indigent, counsel will be appointed for you. If not, you will have to provide your own attorney. The CA and LA bar associations can provide referrals.

The foregoing is for general information purposes and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
Christian K. Lassen II

Christian K. Lassen II

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Philadelphia, PA
Answered

You would want to retain a local criminal lawyer to defend.

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Michael Shemtoub

Michael Shemtoub

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

You need to get legal representation immediately! I would like to talk to you about this case.
Check out my website below and give me a call for a free consultation if you are a California resident 877-427-2752 or you can email me at Michael@Kingofpersonalinjurylaw.com
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Scott J. Corwin

Scott J. Corwin

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

I agree with the responding attorneys. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you in your claim. I hope you found my answer helpful.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez

Manuel Alzamora Juarez

Car / Auto Accident Lawyer - Berkeley, CA
Answered

You need a criminal law attorney. Get one fast. You can get your car after 30 days unless it is being held for evidence. Best of luck.

This answer is provided by Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., aka El Abogado de Accidentes de California: 510-206-4492. It... more

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