Q: can you press criminal charges against a hit and run driver in Chicago if you know their address but not name?
They live on my block and I caught them after the accident. She admitted she had been drinking but will not provide her name or insurance information.
ONLY the state's attorney or one of her deputies can bring criminal charges against anyone. If you are not the state's attorney or a deputy state's attorney, you cannot bring criminal charges against anyone.
You can and should make a police report, identifying the driver as a resident of ________ (her home address). The woman's refusal to provide her name or insurance information has nothing to do with your ability to file a police report or your ability to file a claim with your own insurance. You need to do both.
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