I have trial for my 2nd dui, 3rd tier on may 26th in Doylestown pa. I have a baby on the way and I am a seasonal worker. For some reason I am not eligible for house arrest which really sucks. A couple weeks ago I tried to kill myself because of the stress of everything and ended up being 302ed in horsham clinic for 10 days. I am a seasonal worker and make the money to provide for my family in the warmer months (sealcoating contractor). I do not have any money right now because child support and the rainy weather plus being in the clinic for almost 2 weeks. Im really at a loss and don't know what to do. While I was in Horsham they diagnosed me with unspecified bipolar and depression. Is there anything I can do that can postpone my sentencing, the mandatory 90, or serve it at an alcohol rehab so I can actually get help? Like I said my family needs me and I just don't know what to do. ..
If you are scheduled for trial, you probably already have legal counsel. You should discuss your situation with your attorney so that you and your attorney can determine the best path for your case with your circumstances. If you do not have an attorney, you should seek out a qualified, experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your case to be sure that all available options are being explored. I wish you the best of luck with your case.
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That's rough. You need to have your family speak to a lawyer and have them help you do that. It is fairly straightforward for an experienced lawyer.
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If youre this far along in the process, I'm sure you have representation. Thats who you need to speak with. Can't get it fixed online.
Discuss applying for the intermediate punishment program with your attorney. You would get to serve most of the 90 days on house arrest and could be allowed to work. You're going to need some documentation showing a stable work schedule from either an employer or a client. Good luck!
If you have an attorney you should speak with him. Just because the prison says you are ineligible doesn't end the question. The judge can order the prison to put you on house arrest over the prison's objection. It depends on your sentencing judge. Some judges in Doylestown will order House Arrest while others defer to the prison's discretion. Dd the prison tell you why you were denied? You will have to make a compelling argument to a judge to get him to Order house arrest and the best way to do that is to have letters from your doctors indicating that house arrest would be better for you than the prison. Again, it depends on your judge. No chance for your to move it to the winter as Bucks does not grant continuances easily nor for that far into the future.
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