Q: Fiance is currently an inmate in LA county jail. He had emergency surgery. He's unable to appear in court because the
doctors have him under a medical hold. he's been court ordered for release.he has no new case, no probation violation. id like to find out if there's any way he can appear in court by video or any other means. he needs to be transferred to a different floor of the hospital for better treatment and so we can visit him. he's not doing well and he's had 3 major surgeries and they're talking about doing another surgery which will prolong the medical hold.
Under California law, arrangements can be made for an inmate to appear in court via video conferencing, especially in cases where the inmate is medically unable to attend in person. You should file a motion with the court explaining your fiancé's medical condition and the necessity for a video appearance. The court typically considers such requests in light of the inmate's health and the importance of the court appearance.
Additionally, the jail's medical staff can be contacted to assess and support the need for a video court appearance.
Regarding the transfer for better medical treatment, this would require coordination between the jail's medical team and the court. It's essential to provide detailed medical information to support the request for transfer. Legal provisions for inmates' health and well-being are taken seriously, and the court usually considers these situations with due attention.
You may also want to consult with the jail's legal liaison or a lawyer experienced in such matters for specific guidance and assistance.
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