7/8/15 DUI/MD-FRA Suspension/M1-Drug Abuse/M3. He rolled his truck 4 times and lived with only minor abrasions.He was found with a few klonopins and a few muscle relaxers and 2 grams of marjiuana.He had some drinks not sure of b/a content.He had a temp permit. He is extremely depressed.After the accident he was saying how he should have died because everyone would be happier.He is homeless and has lost all possessions except for a bag and clothes.He can't hold a job because of his depression.I found a text between him and his brother from 6/14/15 saying "Im hoping this is my last week, and I can just go ahead and flip my truck already/Im at the end of my rope/Im sick of fighting" He says he was not marandized. Is there anyway we can get counseling instead of mentally deteriorating in jail?
with misdemeanor cases there is typically not a substitution of treatment instead of jail. However, often those extenuating circumstances can help him stay out of jail.
Contacting an attorney in our area will certainly be helpful. That is going to be the best way to help him avoid jail. The charges are relatively serious.
Depending upon certain factors, and with the help of a local criminal defense attorney, he may be able to stay out of jail. Given what you describe, counseling wil certainly be a part of the case resolution. I would recommend that he consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.
Make sure his attorney is aware of his mental health issues and give him or her whatever evidence you have of these problems. The judge will certainly take a legitimate mental illness into account when sentencing.
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