A person strikes a car and leaves a minor dent. They run away, thus committing a hit and run. There is film evidence that includes the full license plate number and a clear view of the person. The person who committed the hit and run is curious to see if there is a warrant out for their arrest or a summons to court.
This is a question which a criminal defense lawyer will likely be able to answer. It would be wise for you to consult with a criminal lawyer. Use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" tool.
p.s. I am changing the practice area to criminal law (for what its worth.)
Contact a bail bondsman in Los Angeles. They're very good at finding outstanding warrants.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
A criminal defense attorney can help you. If there was film evidence, then I don't know the reason that law enforcement has not made contact with the owner of the car, because they typically do. Generally, a confession is the significant and necessary fact behind an arrest for a hit and run. Those who retain counsel immediately are rarely charged.
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You can go to lacourt.org and "online services" there you can use the criminal defendant index to see if a complaint was filed. Otherwise, you can call the City Attorney's office, depending on the city, or you can contact a bail bondsman or an attorney. If it is a hit and run, as you say, "the person" should hire an attorney to intervene and try to resolve the matter in advance of any charges. If charges have already been filed, an attorney can arrange for a surrender and release without bail, and then defend the case.
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