felony possession of amphetamine salts and Vicodin he has really put him self in the crapper with our family and he really needs help. I think jail time would be the best for him to straighten his stuff out. What I am wondering is what could be his possible consequences for these charges??
The felonies are punishable for up to five years and the second DUI up to nine months.
It seems obvious your father has become addicted to drugs or alcohol or both. He will need to detox and thereafter treatment for his addiction.
His first bond for the original DUI could be revoked due to the new arrests.
Hopefully your Dad will come to grips with his problems and ask for help and begin the process of getting clean and sober. Good luck
Perhaps a residential drug treatment facility is what your dad needs. My firm practices criminal defense exclusively in Pinellas. Feel free to give us a call for a free consultation.
Best of luck,
As usual Mr. Damore is right on point. I just wanted to add that he can usually serve part of any sentence in a treatment facility. They can give credit for that. His possible consequences are prison. He needs a good defense attorney now. Since he cannot afford one, he will probably get the public defender. The best thing for you and the family to do is to not enable hime. He has problems and none of you are responsible, he is.
He is looking at up to 5 years on the felony and another 9 months on the DUI. Knowing Pinellas county like I do, the state will definitely want significant jail time. By law, 10 days is the minimum but prosecutors in Pinellas county will probably want several months. Although treatment may be a good alternative. I should add that you need to get him an attorney to address his legal needs who will then discuss what his drug/alcohol solutions should be.
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