Report it to your insurance carrier.
You didn't say you didn't do it, you just said you got caught.
Hit & Run is a crime. See Vehicle Code §20002. If convicted, you could face a fine and up to six months in jail.
Failure to leave a note was your first mistake. The second one was talking to whomever "they" are.
The first rule for any person charged with a crime is "SHUT THE **** UP!" That means you shouldn't be talking to ANYONE except a lawyer about the case, which includes posting details of the case on the Internet.
If contacted by the police, politely say, "I know I have the right to remain silent, and I respectfully decline to speak with you. I won't answer any questions without a lawyer present." If they keep talking to you, or arrest you, refer back to Rule #1.
You need a lawyer. If you can't afford to hire your own, and you are charged with a crime, the court will appoint a lawyer from the Public Defender's Office to represent you at government expense.
This is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer and does not create an attorney/client relationship.
As the situation develops, you will likely need legal representation, since it is highly likely that the injured party will assert a negligence claim against you, at the very least. The first step at this point is to alert your car insurance company. They will let you know whether they will hire counsel to defend you. If yes, they will take over from that point, and it will be your role to provide information that they need. If no, you will need to retain a litigator to defend you in a civil action. In the event that the latter applies, use Avvo's "Find a Lawyer" tool to locate prospects in the San Jose area who might represent you. Best wishes, and thank you for your question.
You could be charged with misdemeanor hit and run. STOP talking to anybody other than a lawyer. Not even your insurance company before you speak to a lawyer. Hopefully you have insurance and a valid license.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--20 years experience
You should hire an attorney asap to handle this criminal matter. When you say, "they're saying they have evidence..." who are you referring to: cops, the owner of the damaged car, a witness? Hit and run is a serious matter and should be dealt accordingly. An attorney may be able to quickly accomplish a civil compromise and then convince the DA not to file any case. Under no circumstances should you say anything to anyone except an attorney about this; that includes cops and the DA. All the best
"Now they're saying they have evidence but won't show what the evidence is." Who is they?
If it's the police, then I definitely think you should consult with a criminal defense attorney and not speak with law enforcement without your attorney present.
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