I'm 18 years old and have a clean driving record.
Last week, my city got about 6 inches of snow which made for terrible driving conditions.
On my way back home, at 11pm, I lost control of my car and hit a mailbox literally 3 houses away from my house, on the same street. Since it was 11pm I was not going to go ring my neighbors doorbell but instead just call them in the morning and tell them that I did that. Keep in mind that I am friends with the family.
After I went home, within 10 minutes two police man show up at my house and charge me with Reckless Driving and a Hit and Run. They gave me a breathalyzer which I passed.
I also talked with my cousin who is a lawyer in Baltimore, MD (i'm located in Farmington Hills, MI) and she told me that I dont even need a lawyer for this case. She said that if I feel confident enough to explain what happened, I wouldnt need a lawyer.