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I rear-ended a car, panicked, drove off then turned back around and couldn't find the car I hit. What should be my next step?

Tucson, AZ |

I don't know if they got my license plate number or not.

Attorney Answers 5


  1. Your next step should be to stop posting incriminating facts about your case. Second, contact a criminal defense attorney in your area.


  2. I understand you may have panicked and been scared to stop because you were in an area you are not used to. You never intended to hit and run. Was the car parked and unoccupied ? That may make a difference. Contact a criminal/ traffic violation defense attorney in your city ASAP and follow the advice you will receive.


  3. You can retain a local criminal lawyer to fight the imminent charges.


  4. A consult with a local criminal defense/traffic attorney would probably be wise.

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  5. Your best option is to contact a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible because you will likely be facing imminent charges. Good luck