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Fort Lauderdale Man Arrested for Hit and Run Accident

A Fort Lauderdale motorist was accused of a hit and run Sunday morning when he hit the side of a bus then drove away. The incident took place on the North Federal Highway on the 200 block. The driver was allegedly pursued by a witness in his car and was able to locate the hit and run driver when he stopped and parked at his home. The witness called police and told them the location of the car and driver.The 24 year old suspect was arrested and charged for leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries. The police arrested the man because the car he was standing next to had damage to it, and the witness claimed that he was the driver of the car that hit the bus. It was further reported that the alleged driver had two previous car crashes that were both recently on his record.The above story offers several good reasons why a person needs to have an attorney when they are arrested for an auto accident. Everybody is innocent until proven guilty. The reason for this is that we value the idea of not sending innocent people to jail. It is up to the government to prove their case. In the above report, it is quite possible for the wrong person to be arrested. The model of the car that was spotted by the witness may not have been the one that actually crashed into the bus. Witnesses are notoriously wrong in identifying an individual let alone identifying a car.

The driver of the car may have been misidentified. This type of thing happens frequently. Innocent people are arrested every day in this nation. This is why it is important to speak to an attorney and not volunteer any information. People often think that if they are innocent, then they have no reason to remain silent, but if the police are convinced that you are guilty, it is entirely possible to provide information that makes it looks like you are guilty. Even if you are responsible for an accident, an attorney can mitigate the consequences of your accident.

Ft Lauderdale Auto Accident Attorney

If you are in a situation that is similar to what happened above, you need to contact a Ft Lauderdale Auto Accident Attorney. After being placed under arrest, simply inform the arresting officer that you wish to remain silent. At your first opportunity, contact Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, P.A.. They have the experience to give you the legal assistance you need.