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My son has a cancerous brain tumor and seizures. He was

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My son has a cancerous brain tumor and seizures. He was arrested two days ago for delivery of controlled substance greater than 4 grams less than two hundred. Bond is 25000 .They won't let him have his Ativan so he is going through withdrawals. I am looking for a job and can't bail him out until I find one in case he jumps bail because he's been given less than a year to live. Is there anything I can do as he will also be missing Dr appointments
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

You need to get him a lawyer who can get him before the judge and the judge order medical treatment. Under the eighth amendment to the constitution he cannot be denied life saving medical treatment. That would be considered cruel and unusual punishment to deny him his medication. It would be a civil rights violation.