Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
with the background information that you are providing, i would venture a guess of probation with a suspended sentence and as long as he completes a rehab successfully he will be okay. now, here is what you should consider. get some names of inpatient rehabs in your area and try to secure a bed for him. the problem often times is a court will order rehab and then the defendant needs to sit in jail until a bed is available. so try to get working on that. get a letter from them showing that a bed is available. his attorney or public defender can use that to show the prosecutor and work out the deal on the sentencing.
it is clearly apparent that he needs inpatient treatment. good luck with everything
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).