Q: I'm in California. Detectives arrested my boyfriend for questioning and are calling to follow up with me about hit/run
It was an accident and I'm not pressing charges but neighbors witnessed him hitting me with a car and I was taken to ER for fractured leg. Should I say it was an accident/he was unaware or that he needed to hit me to stop me from attacking him with metal bar? I don't want him going to prison for this. My victim rights paper I got in the hospital said it was felony assault with a deadly weapon.
You are under no obligation to talk to the police but you shouldn't lie to them. It is not up to you whether charges are filed against him, but up to the DA. The best course of action would be for you to talk to his attorney who can try to convince the DA not to file charges after getting a statement from you. If you went to the hospital for a broken leg, it could be Felony Hit & Run. The cause of the accident is not relevant; leaving the scene of the accident is a violation of VC 20002 or 20003!
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no lawyer would ever advise you to lie.........however, you may want to consult with a lawyer to get permission to talk to them. They can't force you to do so..
it is not up to you whether charges are dropped. The victim is the people of the state of calif and the DA makes that recommendation to the court.
he may want to discuss what to do with his lawyer who will have ALL the facts.
whether he meant to hit you is irrelevant as to the Hit and Run.........
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