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A t and run i was not driving, met someone at bar do not

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a hit and run i was not driving, met someone at bar do not know his full name only "d" he was driving police are holding car until i give them a name
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Customer: just that he was driving i was charged with public intoxication he hit a parked vehicle and kept driving and fled, police impounded my car until i give them a name. I have no idea. They are threatening to charge me with the hit and run and i am concerned if they charge me they will also charge me for dui although i was not driving
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Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 1 year ago
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When you say he fled, you mean he got out of the car and left you? Also, he was a random person you met and you allowed him to drive your car? Where was he taking you?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
We were going to my house yes he left me. Poor decision I know
Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 1 year ago

Thank you for the additional information. You may want to go back to the Bar and see if anyone knew who this guy was. If they do not, then you can only provide a description of him to the police and stand behind your story, that he was driving, hit the car and fled. It would then be up to the police to decide how to proceed and if they can not place you behind the wheel of the vehicle, as the driver, they could not charge you for a hit and run. The same goes for a DUI charge and if they did not conduct a DUI investigation, they would have no real basis to proceed with that either. If they refuse to release the car, then they would need to charge you and it would be at that time, you would need to obtain a court order from the Judge, for its release. They are likely holding it, since it is evidence but once they see your story will remain the same, they may release it and/or charge you and then you would need to get it released by the Judge. I know it is not an ideal situation but unless you can provide them with some information to help catch this guy, they are going to be difficult to deal with right now.

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Criminal Lawyer: CrimDefense, CriminalDefenseAtty replied 1 year ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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Certainly. You can contact customer service and they can help. Thank you again.

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