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“I received a letter in the mail from the MPD Hit and Run Coordinator alleging that my vehicle was involved in a hit and run downtown”

by Prince Of Petworth February 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm 40 Comments

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Letter from MPD Hit and Run Coordinator

“I am wondering if anyone has dealt with a similar situation. A few days ago I received a letter in the mail from the DCPD Hit and Run Coordinator alleging that my vehicle was involved in a hit and run downtown. The letter provides the date of the alleged accident, my license plate number, and no other information regarding the accident or evidence in DCPD’s possession. Finally, the letter provides a date at which I am supposed to appear at the police station to speak with the Hit and Run Coordinator regarding the accident. I am very concerned as my car was not on the road that day. In fact, I keep my car in my complex’s garage, and was able to obtain the garage records which show that my car did not leave or exit the garage on the date specified in the letter.

Walking into the police station to discuss an alleged accident sounds like a fast-track to self-incrimination, but I am hesitant to pay for an attorney to represent me at this point because I know for a fact that my car was not involved in the accident, and no charges have been brought.

If anyone has dealt with a similar situation I would be very interested to hear how you resolved it.”

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