Washington, DC asked in Car Accidents for District of Columbia

Q: I was in an accident with property damage and was given a field sobriety test. I was released and no citation was given

Can they still come back an issue a ticket at a later time west virginia

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: Yes, they do not have to charge on the spot, but it is unusual for them not to, unless there is a serious injury to someone where death is imminent or has occurred. In those cases, they review for possible manslaughter charges. What was your BAC test result? Also, your post is confusing as you posted this in the DC jurisdiction and then ended your post with “West Virginia”. Where did this happen? Consult a lawyer licensed where this happened.

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