What if the accident happened a year ago an the case is still opened
I haven't heard of any such in my country but my guess is that they will do their investigation and he may still be arrested.
I don’t understand
In my country all fatal car crashes are investigated by the police. The investigation may take anything from a few days to a few years. At any point in it the guilty driver may be arrested, whether it's a year or a day after the accident. The truck driver I mentioned spent at least a year in prison after his arrest.
Maybe? Depends on
Whether the driver was drunk or sober; the identity of the victim; the speed at which the driver was driving; the mechanical condition of the vehicle.
It wants under the influence of drugs
Then the police and the courts may take account of that fact when the case is called.
What about jail time?
A definite possibility. The truck driver I mentioned wasn't found to be drunk or on drugs, yet he was jailed.
How many years was he encarcerated? And was it in USA?
Three years, if I remember correctly (it was quite a few years ago); and this was not in the USA.
It’s different countries
Case should have been closed if a fine was paid.
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Not in the USA, if the person survives.
@dudeinohio oh my bad
@dudeinohio I believe the person survived because before the ambulance came she wasn’t bleeding only crying and she could walk and talk