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My 18-year-old son was stopped walking down the street last night. A police officer pulled over and arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance. My son has currently been detoxing on his own for about one week but also takes psychotropic meds for bipolar disorder that can cause unsteadiness, rapid heart rate, and dilated pupils. He was taken to the county holding facillity where they did a blood test for drugs and held him overnight. They denied him his evening bipolar meds. What happens if a week is not long enough and he still shows a positive blood test for drugs? He has a court date in December.
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If the tests come back positive, it is possible he could be charged with something like public intoxication (which is what I presume he's being charged with at some level right now). This is a misdemeanor, so depending on his record, he is most likely looking at probation or if he has a lengthy record, possible jail time.

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How can he get assigned a public defender?

 

Criminal Lawyer: Nate, Lawyer replied 6 years ago
When he goes to court for the first time, the judge will appoint a lawyer to represent him.
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