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I was recently traveling and got pulled over for speeding.

I was recently traveling and got pulled over for speeding. they said there was a warrant for a rear ended accident from a year and a half ago. they arrested me and kept me overnight. what do I need to do now and what can I expect?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: Texas. October 2015JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't know. I had no clue there was a warrantJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My son crashed his car into a lamp post and left the scene.

My son crashed his car into a lamp post and left the scene. I spoke to a police officer who said if he called within a certain time frame he'd write it up as a traffic accident. My son arrived home outside of the time frame. Wha should he do?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: california. 1998JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I believe soJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my son is 24 and claims he wasn't driving but was a passenger

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I WAS INVOLVED IN A ACCIDENT, It was a hit and run, The

I WAS INVOLVED IN A ACCIDENT, It was a hit and run, The police stated it was a stolen vehicle. The insurance company stated that after the investigation, there is no coverage, There was $5k in damages and the car is valued at $4k.

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I've gotten myself in some trouble and I have some questions

Hi, I've gotten myself in some trouble and I have some questions regarding this matter. A month ago, I drove home after having a couple drinks and crashed into a parked car, panicked I took off without leaving a note. A couple hours later, after I got home, my mom woke me up to inform me that some police officers wanted to speak to me. This was around 3 or 4 am in the morning, a police officer came into my room and started asking me questions regarding the crash and whether or not I was drunk. I was tired and wanted to go back to sleep so I mentioned I had a couple drinks. Now my questions are that, I've been waiting to get my report from this incident, however; when I finally came to the police department to get it, they could not release the report to me and referred me to speak to a detective in the traffic division instead. What should i do now? Can i still get my report without having to speak to the detective? How can I fix this so i don't get charged with a DUI, and just a hit and run?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: California and my car is 2010, and the parked car is 2007JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Well so far, I've only been speaking to my insurance to get the damages fixed from both sides.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: At least nothing i can think of right now.

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I am the victim of a hit and run accident. Before the driver

Hi, I am the victim of a hit and run accident. Before the driver at fault and I could exchange information, she left the scene. I did not call the police or file a police report yet. If I also left the scene after her, am I considered leaving the scene of a crime?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Massachusetts and the morning of Saturday, March 11thJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It happened in an stop light intersection in a city, can I ask the police if they have traffic cameras in the area to possibly get the other driver's information?

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A large piece of glass came off of a glass van. Hit my car

A large piece of glass came off of a glass van. Hit my car causing about $2500 in damage. I have the guys license plate picture of the Vin picture of the broken glass that was left on his van and his ID. Relate to file a small claimsJA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: It's in the state of California my car is a 2014 It's in the state of California my car is a 2014JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No not as of yet. The guy said he was going to be paying for my car. And I went to the shop he suggested for me to go to. And they will not fix my car unless he pays firstJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so I don't think so

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For a minor hit and run in CA, what is the likelihood of

For a minor hit and run in CA, what is the likelihood of getting jail time, especially if it's a first offense and not priorsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not to my knowledgeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time. Thanks

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Can a civil suit be filed for distress as a hit and run

Can a civil suit be filed for distress as a hit and run victim even if insurance pays for vehicle damagesJA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: CA 2008 BMW 535i 90K miJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Police report filedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Officer places fault on other driver but does not mention intention of driver or how accident occurred

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Last October I was involved in an accident during very heavy

Hello,Last October I was involved in an accident during very heavy highway traffic. Another driver jumped into my lane, without signaling, and proceeded to slam on his breaks, resulting in me running into him. I physically had to remove myself from my vehicle and walk to his car to tell him to pull over, as he was then causing more traffic. It was then that I noticed very minor damages to his vehicle. After finally getting him to pull over to the side of the highway, I then walked back to his vehicle to offer him my information. He refused. I even offered him cash money, which he also refused. He got out of his car once to check for damages, where I again continuously offered him my information, although the damages to his car very minor. He proceeded back to his vehicle, where he then turned his hazard lights off and turned his turning signal on. I assumed he was leaving the scene, so I pulled off. I was unaware of any police being called and unaware of this being considered a "hit-and-run".Fast-forward to today where I appeared in court. The prosecutor suggested that I speak with a lawyer about my next step. He said if I plead guilty, I am facing a suspended license with no work or school permit. This concerns me as I am a full-time student and worker. What are my options involving this case and what steps should I take next? Should I obtain a lawyer or just plead guilty? Is there any way I can obtain a restricting license?Thank you

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