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I got into a traffic accident on Sunday morning at 12:30am. I hit a telephone pole and left the scene. the cops came to my house but didn't issue a citation. They just said I was going to get a bill for the pole damage. I still haven't contacted my AAA insurance. What do I do?
My license plate was left at the scene. They said there were witnesses.
Since I wasn't issued a citation the night of the incident can they still come after me for a hit and run sentence and will I have to spend any time in jail. My car is totaled but I don't know what the damage est will be. I had liability insurance.
Yes, I drove the car home and put it in my garage. They came but just talked with me for about an hour. The cops left and said I would be getting a bill for the pole. Does it sound like I'm off the hook? Is it worth it to get an attorney at the point?
What would be the list of possible charges and what are the maximum sentences. I have had a DUI about 5 years ago. Also, do you know of any legal representation here in Anaheim, CA? I'm working but don't make much money. How much would you charge to represent me?
So these are the maximum sentences/charges and I won't see any additional charges, correct? Since this is my first hit and run I probably won't see any jail time correct? Can I get a transcript of this discussion?
Thank you! I'm really scared right now but I guess things could have been a lot worse.
One last question, what are some estimates on the pole damage and for the city of Placentia to repair the pole? A range would be fine.
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I'll be giving you a 5 rating. How long do the have to seek these charges 6 months/1 year, etc.