Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law for Arizona

Q: 2018 my wife was charged with Felony Fleeing it has been over 1/1/2 yrs ago now she is charged Help ??

Feb 2018 my wife was arrested for felony fleeing.The police arrested her from our home.The police refused to allow her to make arrangements for our 3 minor children who were left in the home alone overnight leaving her open to child neglect charges on top of felony fleeing. I was deployed in Afghanistan at the time.As it been over a year and she suffers from extreme depression and PTSD the detail of the flight are very foggy. She has never broken the law, mother of 6 with 3 grandchildren. I am inprocess of returning to my postion in Afganistan , and she is the all alone ti care for kids.She is currenly working with Family advcacy and metal health on Fort Huachcua,AZ court date is Oct

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: It is difficult to determine whether you are indicating that you are in transit or you are supposed to be getting ready to return to the sandbox. If you have not left yet, you need to change your orders. If you are outside CONUS, you need to request emergency leave and COME HOME. Your children could end up in foster care. This is a situation that demands your attention. As a veterans advocate, I am not unsympathetic; but if your command is telling you you have to go back, you may have to decide whether you really want to be in the military any longer. Even if you can and do hire a great criminal defense attorney, it is not safe to leave a mother with "extreme depression and PTSD" (and who fled from police and the details are "foggy") alone with three minor children. Until she is past the court proceedings and stabilized mentally / emotionally, she (and your children) needs your support (and your PRESENCE).

I wish I was closer, I would offer to assist. I have been to Fort Huachuca. It's not the end of the world, but you can walk to it from there. Best of luck Soldier.

Zachary Divelbiss
Zachary Divelbiss
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Please contact my me for an immediate confidential consultation! Zach@Divellaw.com or 480-935-6564. Free of charge consultation so I can get more information on your wife's situation and visit her in person.

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