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If you're arrested, but not convicted, of a dui- can the city bill you if an ambulance is called to the scene of the accident?

Glendale, CA |

Minor accident occurred involving a motorcyclist- his injuries amounted to a scrape on his elbow. Nonetheless an ambulance was called to the scene, and the city wants to change me $500+ for it. The charge says it's because of a dui but I was never convicted of a dui.

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Attorney answers 4


you should forward it to your auto insurance carrier.


Maybe. Several cities are trying to recoup cost of emergency services these days. This question can probably better be answered by a criminal attorney.


Dispute the charge. Check out Glendale's Municipal Code here

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Turn the bill over to your insurance company.

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