Topic: Disputing a Hit and Run
Disputing a Hit and Run
I was accused of a hit and run so now am having to go through the process of disputing it. There was a “witness” who gave my plate number etc.
Honestly, I have no recollection of the supposed incident during an attempt to parallel park. My schedule doesn’t coincide with my having been on that street and there are several discrepancies in the report but none that seem to disprove the witness.
I met with the Officer who is submitting the paperwork to the court which means I will either have to report for a trial, receive an arrest warrant (!) or it may even be thrown out (my hope).
Has anyone been through this process and willing to offer advice. My biggest concern is having a hit and run on an otherwise totally clean driving record (I have never even gotten a ticket!) and the guaranteed increase in my insurance.
Any suggestions, help, support? I am too poor to be able to afford any fancy attorney let alone an increase in my insurance. Though if a lawyer is my only hope I may be able to beg/borrow to cover it.
Thanks POP community (: