Gday all Well I've royally screwed up this time and am looking for some advice... Unfortunately it's a bit long winded but I'd appreciate any help from those in the know! A note before though, I don't need any more arse kicking (done plenty of that myself! ) and obviously I'll be seeking more official advice elsewhere. So the story goes... I've been on my bike L's about 8 months and have held a full car licence for ~ 4 years. About 4 weeks ago I came off on West Head Rd, the only 'real' injury a broken collarbone which is more a nuisance than anything. I'd set up for the corner at a speed I was comfortable with (which isn't fast at all), but it tightened up half way through and I found myself out of my depth staring at the rail which of course I ran into (classic! ). After tumbling down the road (all geared up) I jumped up and thought something along the lines of "shit that wasn't so good!" The bike wasn't rideable and I knew something around my right shoudler wasn't right. I was riding with a mate which was great. Initially I was just going to call someone to come get me but with most of my mates living in the eastern suburbs that would have taken all day so decided to use the old ambo service I pay for every year. They came (eventually - good thing I wasn't dying!) and took me to the hospital for x-rays and a blood sample to send off to the pathologist. Then the cops took a statement. My first question is here... what is the criteria for the cops getting involved? Do they show up for any road accident resulting in someone going to hospital? Fast forward to yesterday (4 weeks later) and everything's looking good! Still dealing with insurance but was looking at making money (first for me!) and collarbone's good as gold. And then... :evil: "G'day it's Officer Plod here i've got some bad news... blood test came back and you're BAC was .053. There'll be something in the mail re: appearing in court have a nice day." Followed by "@#$%" x 10 or something like that. I must admit I was 'semi' on the piss the night before but didn't finish particularly late. I sure as hell didn't expect to return a reading anywhere near .053 at what was probably around 6 or 7 pm or... Firstly I wouldn't have been on the bike! Secondly I would have waited for a mate to come get me rather than being thrust into 'the system' by the ambo! [insert South Park Stan "You see we've learned something today..." lesson] Well that put's a dampener on a few things!! Firstly I assume insurance is out the window and the bike which the assessor wrote off is all mine again to look at and cry! Secondly I gotta go to court - jeesus i'm not a criminal! My history is 2 speeding fines in the car in 7 years, that's it. So here go the questions... Am I still in what they call the "low range" being a learner rider? I assume I plead guilty 'caus it's a bid hard to dispute a number on a 'blood report'? Is there any way to wriggle out of this? Any point getting a lawyer? I read something about taking written character references. Good idea? Any other advice? Thanks folks - would greatly appreciate any advice!