Okay, I always go with this, my brother is a former criminal prosecutor and assistant DA , he told me a long time ago, that "you have no business talking to the police without legal representation, the cops, no matter how friendly they seem, are NOT you friends." So, there you go, I know that there are expenses and you don't think you will be able to make, I think I can say that we have all felt that way, but you will get through this, and money comes and goes, but a criminal record.... that STICKS, and makes the prospect of making money difficult. I know it seems like a Catch 22- but in the long run, you will not regret having legal representation for the criminal side of things. I have been through this ordeal twice, and both times the hospitals (2 different ones) each pressed charges. The first time I was able to get "treatment in lieu of conviction," so that may be a option for you as well. My advice regarding the BON, call them, ask about the Alternative to Disc program, do not wait until they call you. Get a jump on things with the Board. Things will seem to get worse before they get better, I remember thinking 2 years ago, "OMG, when is the bad news ever going to end?" It seemed that every day something new and dreadful came up...this will happen, just keep your chin up, take things as they come, and try not to obsess and "what if?" That will make you nuts!! Focus on getting better, getting your disease into remission. Best to you, hang in there.