DC Hit and Run Lawyer

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I Got a Hit and Run Letter from the DC Police, What Should I do?

When an individual is suspected of having been involved in a leaving after colliding, or "hit and run," offense, a law enforcement agency, usually the Metropolitan Police Department, will send a letter to the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the accident.  The letter will state that the owner of the vehicle is required to report to a particular police precinct on a specific date and time for an interview with a detective or other officer.  The letter asks the owner to bring various information with them, including proof of insurance and registration.  The letter also demands the owner be prepared to inform the police who had access to the vehicle when the accident occurred and specifically who was driving the vehicle.  The letter ends by making an empty threat that if the owner does not report to the police with the required information "a warrant may issue for your arrest."

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