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I'm very sorry to hear about your family's situation. I am a defense attorney for these types of commitments and can unequivocally say that you should have enough for an involuntary commitment. When someone is a danger to themselves or others and can not take care of themselves properly, an involuntary commitment is often the only remaining step to protect them and their family. You are correct that the facilities will not accept a patient if they have pending criminal charges. As soon as that charge is resolved, I would certainly talk to you local family law court about filing the involuntary commitment and getting the process started. As far as making it longterm, that will remain to be seen. The involuntary commitment will only last long enough to get her "straightened out", diagnosed, prescribed, and stable. It is not longterm. At the end of the commitment, you should re-assess the situation.
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No, you will most likely need to wait for the conclusion of the criminal case.
The Sheriff's department will pick up for transport if you need them to, but also they can allow personal transport if you would rather than. The Sheriff's department will also hold until bed space is available. However, I doubt they will agree to hold for the duration of the criminal case, as that may take weeks or months.
No problem! I know it's tough.
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