Greenville, SC asked in Car Accidents for South Carolina

Q: Ran into a mailbox, now I have a warrant!! What to do?

It was 1a.m, I was sleepy, my right headlight was out, I dozed off for a second too long and hit someone’s mailbox.. I didn’t want to wake the people up about the matter; my tire was flattened so I left my car at friends house close by and caught a ride home; my plans were to go back the next morning to let them know what happened and to offer to pay for the damages. Before I could do that, someone called the police and they were under the impression that I just fled the scene and didn’t wanna take responsibility for what happened. They knew it was me because my wallet was left in the vehicle. They told me to come to the PD to discuss the issue and to receive my ticket. But I had absolutely no way to make it there. They informed me that if I didn’t come, then I would have 3 arrest warrants on me. So I’m guessing my only option is to turn myself in. My question is how should I go about turning myself in? And when should I?

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Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Greenville, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: I would go to the police department as soon as possible and let them know exactly what happened. The sooner the better.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: This is your #1 priority. You are in hot water because you worried about a ride. Walk if you have to. At this point might be advisable to get with a lawyer who handles these things.

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