Q: I have a friend im trying to help who violated parole. She failed a drug screen. Now there is a warrant against her.
She is bi polar and shud never have stood trial and any lawyer who spent 5 mins with her wud have known that. Shud she go straight to rehab, call the DA, her PO, or what? Calling her PO hasn't helped with any of this. She and I need help and cannot afford legal defense.
A: If there is a warrant she needs to go ahead and turn herself in. She can call and find out how much her bond is and arrange to be bailed out immediately. Hopefully a bonding company will help her. Getting into a rehab facility is a smart idea to help minimize jail time and get her some help. There are a few rehab places that are co-occurring and will help with the mental illness and any drug problems. Good Luck!
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