Council Bluffs, IA asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Iowa

Q: Yesterday i was leaving Walmart a lady started to reverse so we stopped walking. She then stopped so we proceeded to wa

We proceeded to walk behind the vehicle. As we got behind the vehicle she put it in reverse, i put my arm up in defense the vehicle hit me, we all told the police the same information including the driver of the vehicle. The police then arrested me saying “i lied and jumped into the car”for falsifying information and after booking me added on child endangerment since i was holding my son. Is this legal?

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Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Stephen Douglas Lombardi
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: Facts are funny, it seems everyone has their own set. Many things are 'legal', but what is 'legal' isn't necessarily right. I have no idea which town or city you were in. (Jurisdiction) I have no idea what the police officer wrote in his/her report. And I have no idea what you said in front of witnesses or what witnesses will say you said. Has this ever happened to you before? Is there camera footage that Wal-Mart has available for everyone to see exactly what happened? Who know, because no one has done any investigative work to know what the 'evidence might show'. Are you guilty? No idea. Is the police officer wrong? No idea. Again, the case needs to be investigated to know an answer to your question.

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