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my friend was driving and he crushed to light stand pole. But

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my friend was driving and he crushed to light stand pole. But he got so scared so he run a way. Should my friend need to go to police station to explain what happen? he was worried about he might charge as hit and run!!!! what should he need to to?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.

JB Umphrey :

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JB Umphrey :

I am sorry to learn of these circumstances.

JB Umphrey :

If the person contacts the police department, yes, the person can be criminally charged with malicious destruction of property and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Customer:

that means he need to go to jail?

JB Umphrey :

If the police arrest him, yes, that can happen.

Customer:

how long is the jail time?

JB Umphrey :

There's no way to predict at this point. It's all speculation.

JB Umphrey :

He also has a Fifth Amendment right to remain silent at this point.

JB Umphrey :

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Customer:

he was worried by might be charge as hit and run!!!

JB Umphrey :

I understand.

Customer:

so what do you think? he should go to police station? or not?

JB Umphrey :

As I previously said, he has a Fifth Amendment constitutional right to remain silent.

JB Umphrey :

That would mean no talking to police.

Customer:

if police come to his house and arrest him?

JB Umphrey :

He has to cooperate with them but he does not have to talk to them.

JB Umphrey :

He does not have to answer their questions.

JB Umphrey :

He may want to watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

JB Umphrey :

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Customer:

i think his car license plate was left there when he crushed!!!

JB Umphrey :

He can watch the video.

JB Umphrey :

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Customer:

one more thing.... plz....

JB Umphrey :

Sure.

Customer:

is car insurance company cover that damage too?

JB Umphrey :

It may, if a claim is filed with the insurance company.

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