I was involved in an accident in Florida after drinking. I do not recall anything that occured but I cannot tell if this was due to drinking or hitting my head (I was unconscious for some time and was given a variety of head scans at the hospital)
I awoke at the hospital and informed of the accident, a highway patrol officer spoke to me there and asked about my drinking which I denied and then left it at that. I hit another car in the accident and the driver sustained minor injury (bruising). I was released within hours. I do know that I had blood drawn for the purpose of testing BAC while unconscious.
It has been 30 days and no charge or arrest yet. Insurance company has paid all damages and closed claim.
Should I wait to speak to an attorney, or do so now? Any hope? I have no priors.Additionally just to specify, the accident occurred around 2 am, the ambulance came in under a half hour, the officer did not arrive on the scene until about 2 hours later at 4am at which point they signed the paperwork to get my car towed and then came to visit me about 4:30 which was when I first spoke to any law enforcement. Not sure if that counts for anything. Because of the crash I know I cannot do pre-trial diversion in Florida and know its a first-degree misdemeanor, I have no hopes of the charge simply not coming, the time is torture more than anything I almost want it to just come, anything remotely hopeful about my case?
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