Charge: Filing False Police Report (State of RI) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident and OUI (State of Mass)
Facts: The client is driving home from a bar located in the State of Massachusetts and gets into
an accident where he crashed his car into a telephone pole making his car inoperable.
Client then panics and leaves the scene on foot and calls a friend to get a ride home in
Woonsocket, RI. When he wakes up the next morning he calls the Police Department
and reports his car stolen. Rhode Island and Mass Police begin a dual investigation. The
client is then charged by RI with Filing a False Police Report and charged by Mass with
leaving the scene of and accident and OUI.
Filing a False Police Report: Dismissed, upon 15 hrs of community service
Leaving the Scene/OUI: Dismissed, upon $500 payment in costs