15mins later the guy he hit followed us to a gas station and blocked us in. My friend got out and tried to leave. And the guy wouldnt let him till the police came. When the police came 10mins later. both the guy he hit and my friend said i was driving. I kept telling the officer i wasnt driving but he said he had to arrest someone and put me under arrest for dui without reading my rights. And i continued to say i wasnt driving but he said he couldnt do anything for me. He let a mutual friend come to the scene and park my car so it wouldnt be towed. I watched everything from the back of the police car and didnt see any written statements from the witnesses. Then the cop tells me not to worry it will be hard to prove the case. What should i do?
Personal Injury Lawyer
You shouldn't be discussing this in an open forum. Assuming they charged you for leaving the scene you will need to speak to a criminal attorney about this immediately. Please feel free to contact me. I am happy to recommend some colleagues in Philadelphia who do excellent work at reasonable rates.
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Do not volunteer information or make statement, including on a public forum concerning a criminal matter. You need a consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Take whatever documentation you may have received to the meeting.
This does not establish an attorney client relationship and you should contact a license attorney in your state if you desire legal advice.
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
You should hire a criminal defense attorney immediately and refrain from speaking of the details of this with anybody except your attorney. Additionally, contact that gas station and ask if they have video surveillance of that evening, have your attorney send them a letter instructing them not to destroy the footage
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I agree totally with my colleagues advice. You need to quickly get an experienced Philadelphia criminal law attorney. I have also changed the pactice area to help you get some additional attorneneys responses.
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You need a criminal defense attorney NOW.
In the meantime, do not post another detail about this event on a public message board.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
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