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I barely clipped a parked car on the street while pulling

I barely clipped a parked car on the street while pulling out of a parking lot. I could not stop nor turn around due to traffic so I continued driving until I could find a spot to turn around. Not even a block a way I was pulled over, arrested and booked for a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident. I was released on my own a few hours later. It's been a month and I now have to appear in court. What should I expect? The car I hit still hasn't submitted anything to my insurance either.

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I was in a supermarket parking lot and pulled out and

I was in a supermarket parking lot and pulled out and apparently scraped the front of another car. I was unaware of the incident at the time I just thought I bumped the cart return or something. Later I received a letter from the Denver police department that I was to appear in court, I received it two weeks after the date of the case. Now I am not sure what to do?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: This is in Colorado and I am not sure of the year of the car. I could not even tell you what it looked likeJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There apparently was a report filed and reported they had my license #JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not really I just was not sure what to do at this point, I believe they put out a warrant for my arrest?

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Does my son need a lawyer to appear in court for getting a

Does my son need a lawyer to appear in court for getting a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NYJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There was a accident report filed because the other car has some damage but my son's doesnt.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has a court date on 4/3. We didnt think He needed a laywer but we are getting letters from lawyers in the mail offering their services

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Zoey, JD

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I'm in Wisconsin and my car was in an accident and the

I'm in Wisconsin and my car was in an accident and the driver was unknow. The police want to give me a owner liability fine. I was not apart of the accident and the only way for them to relsease the car is if I get a fine. How much does that cost and what are the downsides?? There was no injuries and they hit a tree with my car so the only damage was to my car

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Alex J. Esq.

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Charged for leaving the scene of an accident, and possession

Charged for leaving the scene of an accident, and possession of marijuana, the marijuana was found in a different city then the accident but I was charged for both crimes in the city where the accident happened, is there anyway the charges could get dropped if fought in court?

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Zoey, JD

Doctoral Degree

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I have just been in a car accident. I hit a light post at

Hello.JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I have just been in a car accident. I hit a light post at the Department of Veterans affairs causing the the top part of the light to fall off of the pole. I am being charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting and willful destruction of government property (which I find strange considering I was in an accident due to my window being foggy). I do not know how much damage was made to the pole but I read that destruction of government property As amended on September 13, 1994, if the damage exceeds $100, the defendant is subject to a fine of up to $250,000, ten years imprisonment, or both. See Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Pub. L. 103-322, § 330016, 108 Stat. 1796, 2146-47 (1994). When property damage does not exceed $100, the offense is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $100,000, one year imprisonment, or both. When I asked the police if jail time was possible for these offenses I was told 'No'. Is this true? What will most likely happen?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: NY State just a few hours ago.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have 2 violation notices for each of the charges.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. Ok.

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I gave a ride to a youngman that had just had a wreck.

I gave a ride to a youngman that had just had a wreck. Nobody was injured and no other cars were involved. Did not wait for the police to arrive, can I be in trouble?

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Barrister

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I hit a parked car today no one was there I panicked and

I hit a parked car today no one was there I panicked and left but then decided I could call police and report the accident it was minor damage but the police showed up five minutes after I got home I cooperated with them fully and my insurance will cover the damages but they gave me a ticket for hit and run property damage what do I doJA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ncJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes an officer wrote me a citation that I was at fault of hitting a an unoccupied parked car and leaving the scene without leaving my informationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i answered the police truthfully and called my insurance to let them know I hit a parked car and my information had been given to the other party but I didn't tell the insurance company I left the area and then told an officer what happened what can I do??

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I got in an accident, left the scene and came back within 5

I got in an accident, left the scene and came back within 5 minutes, i was ticketed for following to close and leaving the scene, what could happen when i go to my court date?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NVJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I had one beer, passed the Breathalyzer and Sobriety test.

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