Legal

Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Legal
This answer was rated:

I was a witness in a car accident and i am from another

I was a witness...

I was a witness in a car accident and i am from another country. My flight back home is Thursday. the police want me to come in for a statement, should i go without a lawyer?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Its not about the car, the driver of the car( not me) hit a person on a moped In Michigan

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes, they took our statment the night of

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The person on the moped did not make it

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
9/13/2017
LegalPro54
LegalPro54, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,549
Experience: General practitioner with diverse legal experience.
Verified

Hello and thank you for entrusting me to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I will do everything I can to answer your question.

Were you simply a witness, or were you involved in some way? Is there any way someone could claim this was your fault? I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I was a passanger in the car that hit someone. I was under the influence but that is all. The driver has told the police i have no involvment but the police would still like to talk to me. I want to know if i should go talk to them without legal representation.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
My flight returning home to germany is on thursday. The police have threatened that i will not be allowed to leave. Is this a threat of is this true, can they do that? They said i am just a witness.

Thank you.

As a passenger you would not typically have any liability and so there would typically be no risk in talking to the police without an attorney. You are not required to speak with them, but speaking with them will aid in their investigation and hopefully provide closure to the family of the victim of this tragic event.

If I can clarify anything at all for you, please do not hesitate to ask. It is my pleasure to assist you further if necessary....

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
My flight returning home to germany is on thursday. The police have threatened that i will not be allowed to leave. Is this a threat of is this true, can they do that? They said i am just a witness. Could they put me on a no flight list
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Its been 30 minutes
Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 40,049
Experience: 17 yrs practice, Civil, Criminal, Domestic, Realtor, Landlord 26 yrs
Verified

Hello, different expert here.. I see you requested another expert to help so I will try and assist..

.

Have you actually been subpoenaed in a civil or criminal case to go to court?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, they said im just a witness. But they are contacting people telling me i must call them and come in and talk to them or i will not be allowed to get on my flight. can they do that? should i go in and talk to them without a lawyer?

You have zero obligation to talk to the police if you choose not to do so. And unless they have issued a subpoena or a warrant for your arrest for some type of crime, they can't prohibit you from leaving the US. So they are simply bluffing you and trying to scare you into coming in and trying to incriminate the person who was driving.

.

So no, they can't keep you from leaving the US since you are not charged with any type of crime and are not under any order to appear.

.

They can want what they want...but you don't have to comply or help them.

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you thank you.
How should i behave if keep calling my friends trying to get ahold of me. They keep calling and threatening, should i awnser am tell tehm that i decline questioning?

You are very welcome. Glad to help any time.

.

I wouldn't bother responding at all.. They have no legal grounds to prevent you from leaving or in charging you with a crime so they are just desperate to keep you from leaving because then they will have one less way to try to prove the driver committed a crime.

.

I would just direct friends to say they haven't seen you lately and you aren't answering your phone...

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
it doesnt matter that im a German citizen?

No, without a warrant or a subpoena, you can't be prevented from leaving. When you are in the US, you have most of the same rights as any US citizen. And one of those rights is not to be detained by police unless you are charged with a crime..

Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 40,049
Experience: 17 yrs practice, Civil, Criminal, Domestic, Realtor, Landlord 26 yrs
Verified
Barrister and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you!
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 40,049
40,049 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 yrs practice, Civil, Criminal, Domestic, Realtor, Landlord 26 yrs

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,775 satisfied customers

JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,353 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

20,727 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

42,358 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Attorney

292 satisfied customers

7+ years of experience handling various legal matters.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
Can phone records be obtained by subpoena without the owners
can phone records be obtained by subpoena without the owners knowledge? … read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Lawyer
13,549 satisfied customers
I'm being subpoenaed as a witness for a criminal trial, but
I'm being subpoenaed as a witness for a criminal trial, but they delivered it to me the night before the trial. I could lose my job by missing the next day or two (project based reason). Is there any … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,239 satisfied customers
I received a subpoena and called the number to make
I received a subpoena and called the number to make arrangements for my appearance,(###) ###-#### This number has been disconnected. The Prosecutor is Christina Warden. Do you have a valid phone numbe… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
5 satisfied customers
What hours of the day can civil subpoena's be legally
What hours of the day can civil subpoena's be legally served? … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,009 satisfied customers
If I am subpoenaed by the county to testify on their behalf
If I am subpoenaed by the county to testify on their behalf against my partner do I have to ? I No testify against him … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
20,727 satisfied customers
I'm seeking legal representation regarding employment
I'm seeking legal representation regarding employment issues. I'm a 59 yr old female er nurse that was called into administrations office last night as I arrived for my shift. I was suspended because … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,239 satisfied customers
If a judge signs subpoena for return of belongings from an
If a judge signs subpoena for return of belongings from an ex but the ex refuses to comply what happens next … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,353 satisfied customers
On the 17th of Janauary I received a subpoena by the other
Dear all, on the 17th of Janauary I received a subpoena by the other party (Randall ***** *****) to testify for a divorce against Rachael McMill***** *****, which is my girlfriend. I am currently in t… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,009 satisfied customers
We have received a Subpoena for am employees salary
We have received a Subpoena for am employees salary information. This letter came from the attorney of the person requesting these documents. The letter is signed by the Attorney but does not have a c… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,239 satisfied customers
I was served with a subpoena to appear in Family Court in
I was served with a subpoena to appear in Family Court in NJ. The subpoena is signed off by someone from the plaintiff's law firm for the attorney, not the judge.. Is that appropriate? Further, I am a… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,455 satisfied customers
Can us marshals kick in door to serve subpoena, but subpoena
Its my brother but I live with him so I want to know all that can happen … read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
How can an indigent inmate get representation during a
How can an indigent inmate get representation during a divorce? … read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
Is it required that a written representation agreement or
Is it required that a written representation agreement or fee agreement be signed by a client when they work with a lawyer? … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
20,727 satisfied customers
Trying to find out information on how to subpoena police
trying to find out information on how to subpoena police records in order to serve a defendant … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
42,358 satisfied customers
I was referred to your Legal Representation for Tenants from
I was referred to your Legal Representation for Tenants from Tenants Rights Group. … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,570 satisfied customers
I'm being tortured and need legal representation for medical
I'm being tortured and need legal representation for medical malpractice, family law and civil rights and have no money. What should I Do? … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
35,566 satisfied customers
I am looking for representation regarding a Company, Ditech,
I am looking for representation regarding a Company, Ditech, that I feel is harassing me. … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,764 satisfied customers
I am inquiring about international legal representation. and
I am inquiring about international legal representation. I am Canadian and have legal distribution rights in the Philippines. The manufacturer is in Germany and is threatening to open up partnership w… read more
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman
Attorney
J.D.
2,345 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x