How long after an accident can I be charged with a DWI?
I was involved in an accident yesterday where I slid into a resident fence and backyard trying to avoid an armadillo; fortunately, I didn't hit their house and no one was injured. I was coming home from a party late night and had been drinking. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance. I'm pretty sure the hospital tested my blood alcohol level since they took about 5 valves of blood? The police officers didn't give me any citations, I was not arrested and no officers came to the hospital. Could the police officers/department request my blood alcohol level results from the hospital and if so, and it shows I was over the legal limit, could I still be charged after the fact for DWI? Thanks for your help.
Your question would fall under the category of criminal law, not car accident. I would recommend that you post it...
Should I file criminal charges ? Drunk driver lost control while doing donuts, ran into my house fence, twice within 10sec.
There is a lot of private open land next to my house, a driver was doing donuts one evening and lost control running this truck into our wooden fence once, then as he backed out he ran into our fence again totaling the fence. This was back in November 2013. We still have no monetary compensation for the $4,000 worth of damages. Our insurance says they will pursue the amount from the driver's insurance party but it will take a long while. We did smell alcohol on the guy that night but that's not exactly hard evidence.
Only a prosecutor can file criminal charges. What do you hope to accomplish by filing a complaint