Q: My brother is on probation, can he be prosecuted for going to rehab?
My brother is an alcoholic and addicted to drug. He needs to be committed to rehab as an inpatient in order to get better. He's talked about how he wished he died multiple times and has overdosed multiple times. We have tried to get him to quit, but he won't. He claims if he gets in trouble again he will go to prison for a long time.
A: Your question and facts are a little confusing. If he is on Probation, he should speak with his Probation Officer and that PO should be able to find him a facility that will work.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.