Well, I didn't leave in my car, I left with the friends I had went to after the lady gave me a ride and we came right back to the scene. It was in the middle of nowhere on a dark road at night. I was alone and scared. I guess I'm just trusting the cop when he says I'm not being charged.
Who, if the decision is made, will decide to charge me after the fact?
So, in your opinion, I should probably not worry since nothing happend that night?
The police had arrived and called a tow truck to take my car out of the spot it was wrecked. He had called the tow truck before I arrrived at the scene and on the wrecking bill, it said the car had been abandoned. Does that change anything if I still wasn't charged at the end of the evening?
Okay. I was just worried because that night, he said three times he could have charged me for leaving the scene. But, in the end, he didn't. So, still...in your expert opinion, I shouldn't worry?
In regards XXXXX XXXXX I asked earlier, if I WERE to be charged for any wrongdoing at a later date, would I be cited in person by a police officer or would I get something in the mail?
Who makes the final call for this? The police officer? His supervisor? The state of Tennessee?
I'm sorry for the repetitiveness. I've just never been in trouble. Worry wart, I am.
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