Fall River Mills, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: I just learned charges of a Hit and run were filed against me in 2020. I set a court date but what now?

I don’t have an attorney, this is the very first criminal charge I have ever had. I don’t have any information On the other party whatsoever. What can I do? I plan to fully dispute these bogus charges..

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Joseph Abrams
Joseph Abrams
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you have been criminally charged, you should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney, who can advise you on the best way to move forward.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info is needed.

however, you either retain your own local criminal defense lawyer or request the court appoint one for you at the 1st appearance, called an Arraignment.

the court will appoint a Public Defender who will get a copy of the police report to review the evidence and how strong it is.........THEN you can decide what is best for you.

if they filed, there is obviously some evidence...probably a wit who took down your license plate...with a description of the car and driver.

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