I apologize, it appears that you did not receive my second request for information in which I asked if your son is still on probation in California. The site has been experiencing some technical difficulties and our requests for information and our Answers to customers are being lost when we attempt to send them. Again, please accept my apologies,
I understand your son's situation completely because I do criminal defense in my practice and there are a multitude of times where I have successfully convinced a Judge to place my client in rehab so that he or she can get the help they need, rather than sentence them to jail where they will receive nothing. I also understand that in drug and alcohol addiction cases it is very important to have love and support around you during this very difficult time.
If your son is still on probation in California, he can ask the lawyer who represented him to have his case and the probationary period transferred to Oregon where he will have his family's support and he will report to a Probation Officer assigned to his case when his case is transferred to Oregon.
I wish to God I could tell you otherwise, but if he has not finished and wound up his legal obligations in California and he fails to return to California, then the California Court having jurisdiction over his case will issue a bench Warrant for his Arrest and when he is found in Oregon, will ask that Oregon extradite him to California. This will compound his legal problems in California because once he is brought back to California, he will be placed in jail.
The best thing that you can do for your son if you want to help him is return with him to California, speak to either his Probation Officer, if he has one, or to the Attorney who represented him and have him present the circumstances to the Judge assigned to his case - present the Judge with what your son has done to turn his life around, going to NA/AA meetings every day, and all the other positive steps which your son has taken to turn his life around - and ask that his entire case be transferred to Oregon so that your son can complete his Community Service and all other requirements in Oregon, rather than California.
I completely understand your concern and your willingness to help your son stay on the straight and narrow, but you cannot ignore the requirements set by California. You can have everything transferred to Oregon, but it must be done through Court Order.
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