I was leaving a bar and I backed have into a car and just drove off, I was uninsured at the time. Turns out the bar had cameras. I have a dent in rear bumper corner and I think the same is true for the other vehicle. The police called me to come in tomorrow. Whats going to happen? Will I go to jail, lose license? My background consists of one disorderly conduct.
Criminal Defense Attorney
If the charge is hit and run-unattended vehicle, it is not a criminal charge, so absent other criminal conduct, jail should not be an issue. Lying to the police would be a crime, so if you choose to voluntarily go in to the police station, your only choices are the complete truth, or invoking your right to silence and making no statement at all. In my opinion, you would be better off declining the voluntary meeting. You just posted a detailed confession on this public forum, and live in a small enough community that it would be easy enough for law enforcement to figure out who you are. Given that there was a bar and a conscious drive off involved, it is also not too hard to see how a voluntary statement could take a turn for the worse.
Your best bet would be to decline to meet with the police, stop posting details in public forums, and immediately hire a local attorney to deal with law enforcement on your behalf.
This answer is provided for general information only. No legal advice can be given without a consult as to the specifics of the case.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
I agree with both previous counsels. Best of luck.
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