My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Florida
I received a hit and run notice from the police department NOT by certified mail. The license plate was correct but the brand was wrong. I have a Ford but the letter states it is a Honda. They are requesting the owner of the car to come in for police questioning. The car is a beater and the only way it could've happened is in a parking lot while parking. Problem is the car being a beater is banged up as it is so it has dents all over. The incident supposedly happened over a month ago. A Lawyer said to ignore the letter but they sent a second way saying the same thing that they would forward the license plate and license information to the DMV. The only one time i think this could've happened is when I was parking and went over the curb. My car is LOUD and I didn't think I hit the cars around me I did notice a anther dent after but when I walked back to check the area out I couldn't find a car with damage near where I parked. I'm not even sure if that time is why I'm getting this letter. What are the possible penalties (the most probable)? I have a perfect driving record and the car is registered under my father only my car NOT the beater is registered to myself. (The letter was addressed to the owner of the car) but I was the only one driving it that weekend). What are the chances of fighting it and what are the possible penalties for someone with a clean record like myself? I'm a graduate student and worried about lawyer bills. I have an appointment with the lawyer who told me to ignore the first letter on Friday to discuss the 2nd letter.