My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: Delaware
On 4/16/11 I hit a telephone pole. During the accident I lost my cell phone and walked to the houses across the street for help. No answer. I returned to my car and waited for apx 20 min. When no help came I walked to find help. When I found someone to answer the door I asked them to call my parents. I returned to the scene when they picked me up. I was charged with - Leaving the scene of property collision accident- failure to report a collision to police agny on publ why property dam $500-careless driving & unreasonable speed. Due to a concussion I do not remember how the accident occurred. The car was totaled.
Can I fight leaving the scene and failure to report? I returned to the scene as soon as i got help. The house that I went to for help was having a party and they were all drinking. It was not reasonable for me to ask them to return me to the scene. They called my parents for me. They did let me speak to my parents and I did ask them to call the police, but they said to wait for my parents first.
Am I facing serious charges or losing my license?
I am a single mother with 2 children. I have a very stable job, but get no child support. I do not have the means to hire a lawyer. What should I do to protect myself?