I was driving home on Sunday at around 4 am when i crashed my vehicle into a street light. I wasn't very far from home at all so i left home to get help and charge my phone. Came back and my vehicle was gone. I know i have to get the car from the impound but what will happen when i show up to the station?
I suggest you have a conversation with a local criminal defense lawyer and post nothing further on the internet / social media.
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At the minimum you will probably recieve a ticket for failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of an accident which assuming no injuries to any person and only property damage can lead to up to 30 days in jail, loss of your license for 6 months and a fine assuming a 1st offense for this charge. I highly suggest hiring a good lawyer to make sure you have the best chance of eliminating or reducing these penalties. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I would suggest that you set one up ASAP.
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I agree with Mr. Pont, do not post any more about the case here--see an AVVO lawyer to help you. I suggest you retain one before you do anything else or you may have an unhappy surprise waiting for you when you go to the police station-but I think you really already knew that.
Get an AVVO lawyer today.
You face a charge of leaving the scene of an accident which has a mandatory 180 license suspension. Get a lawyer.
No jail to worry about but a big worry about a mandatory 6 months license suspension. To get the car you will need to show ID and either see a cop or get tickets in the mail. A experienced criminal defense attorney would be wise to effectuate the retrieval of the car and lessen any charges.
You'll get charged with leaving scene of accident with prop damage, careless driving and failure report accident. You'll be facing six months loss of license and at least two points.
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