My son was in an accident with his motorcycle late on October 10th. He was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries and released the next morning. He doesn't remember anything and admitted that he was drinking prior to going out. He is currently on probation for an unrelated domestic charge. He doesn't know where the accident happened or if any charges are filed against him. I think that he should contact his probation officer and get ahead of this. I am wondering if this could land him in jail..
Backtrack your sons steps. First, find out where he was brought from when he was admitted to the hospital. The emergency room staff should be able to help you with this or contact the rescue squad that delivered him to the emergency room. Next, contact the police department in the town where he was picked up. They will be able to direct you to where his motorcycle is being held in storage. Do not admit to anything or talk about the details of your matter in the way you are discussing them on AVVO.com (a public forum). If your son is charged with anything, please consult an attorney who can help him.
I agree with my colleague. The police department where the accident occurred should know where the motorcycle is. Your son should not call. Discuss nothing about the accident or drinking. Very likely his blood was tested when in the hospital. Your son should speak to an attorney BEFORE speaking to the police or his probation officer.
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Get a lawyer first. The lawyer will help find the motorcycle while protecting your son's interests.
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