Accident. No one hurt. No one else involved. What are my options
You should definitely consult a lawyer. Generally, when there is no breath alcohol analysis, then there is less evidence to prove that you were driving under the influence. You are also facing suspension of your driver's license. A skilled attorney can defend you against the DUI and the license suspension.
Under Alabama law, if you refused to submit to the state's breath test, the police have no obligation to assist you in obtaining a blood test. This is the decision in the well-known Yelverton case (Ex parte Yelverton v. City of Dothan). Under that decision, the motorist must first submit to the state's breath test before being taken to a hospital or other location to obtain a private blood test.
Your refusal to submit to a breath test will result (probably result) in the state of Alabama issuing a driver license suspension order under the state's Implied Consent Law. See, Code of Alabama, 1975, section 32-5-192. This suspension order is separate and distinct from any other suspension order if you are later convicted of DUI.
Your best option is to seek the profesional services of a criminal defense attorney and especially one who concentrates their practice in DUI defense. The best way to find such an attorney is to consult the listings of the National College for DUI Defense at: www.ncdd.com.
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