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Q: If my vehicle was found at a hit and run leaving the scene of an accident and drugs were found but I was nowhere near

This is in Florida city Florida and homestead. My truck was found at a hit and run and leaving scene of accident only resulting in property damage and they found drugs cab I bee charged with the drugs and or the crash

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your inquiry is a bit vague. If this was a hit-and-run, with a driver fleeing the accident scene, what does "found at a hit and run" mean? If you mean the truck was found somewhere else, and police determined that it was the vehicle that hit and ran, AND the police have not yet determined who was driving the truck, then yes, of course you might be charged with all crimes associated therewith, including possession of any illegal items in the truck. If the police seek to interview you, it's best to tell them you first want to talk to a lawyer, and do not communicate further until you have consulted a lawyer.

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