If someone falsely accuses someone of a hit and run, and the car identified in a police report was totally different than the car registered to the accused driver, can the accused driver use this information as evidence against the accuser for making a false report ?
What steps should the accused take to protect him / her self from further liability ?
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Difficult to answer with these facts because it's not clear what steps have been taken by the accuser who is falsely accusing you. If you have been sued, you need to report it to your insurance carrier immediately and, in fact, it might not be a bad idea to report it to them anyway and let them deal with it. That's why you pay your premiums. If you have not been sued and don't want to report it to your insurance carrier, politely refer them to the police report for the correct information if they contact you again and leave it at that. Hope that helps.
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I hope I am understanding your question correctly. A person does not have to be the registered owner of a car in order to be the driver. Just because a car is not registered to the driver is not evidence that the driver was not driving the car. If the accused is concerned about possible criminal charges, the best steps they can take is to make retain a criminal defense attorney and to not make any statements regarding this incident.
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