Q: Would this have any legal repercussions, as she would miss her obligation to receive the ankle monitor?
We have a friend who is at high risk of suicide. She was just released from a county detention center because of a violent altercation with her family during the suicide attempt and is legally obligated to receive an ankle monitor tomorrow.
We plan to transport her to the ER to be admitted to an inpatient facility immediately.
A: If she is on pretrial release, she would run the risk of being revoked, and possibly charged with other offenses. Under the circumstances, you should coordinate closely with pretrial services and the court, and follow their guidance.
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