Q: I was in a car with a friend who was drunk and got arrested --
-- there was also a hit and run involved. I'm worried the police will come after me -- can they do that to a passenger?
A: If they have the license plate number or somehow know how to identify the driver/car, the driver and/or registered owner will face the potential for criminal and civil liability. This is a serious situation. If you are a passenger you may also be liable if there was a duty to stop and render aid. You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to better advise you.
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