When you saw a police officer pull up outside your house, you were surprised. They told you that you were under arrest for hitting someone and leaving the scene. You had no idea what they were talking about. You have no recollection of hitting anyone, and you were at home all day.
This is one time when it’s appropriate to have your attorney step in. Sometimes, there are mistakes made that lead to the arrest of the wrong people. Other times, there are circumstances that you might not have expected that led to your wrongful arrest.
There could be an explanation for the erroneous accusations
For example, are you living alone? If not, were your keys available and accessible? If so, then it’s possible that a roommate, partner, spouse, child or another party took your vehicle and hit someone. Even though you were at home, your vehicle may have been used in the crime.
Another possibility is that your license plate was stolen. Sometimes, this happens when someone can’t get insurance or a license plate. They take another person’s plate and use it on their similar vehicle. Then, if they’re involved in an incident like this, they may return it or destroy the duplicate, leaving you on the hook.
Stranger things have happened than for someone to be accused falsely of a hit and run. If you’re falsely accused, make sure you take the time to build a defense to protect yourself and fight the allegations that you were involved in that crash. An experienced defense attorney can help you understand your options.