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Good afternoon. Can you share with me, if you know, the reason for the warrant? Was it for failing to appear on the drunk in public charge?
Thank you. That is typically a civil issue, not criminal, so you certainly want and need to find out and check what the warrant was for. If you never resolved the drunk in public charge, then the warrant is likely a result of that. If it turns out that it is from the bill, you likely could resolve this by paying the bill and filing a motion to life the warrant. Prior to turning yourself in, try and find out 1) what the warrant is for and 2) speak with a bonds man who can post the bond for you, so you can be released. Once the warrant is served, you can then appear in court to resolve this.
I do understand your concern. Even though this may be the case, there is still a legal obligation to pay. I have an obligation to be upfront and honest with you and provide information which is accurate, so I kindly just ask that you keep that in mind. Please let me know what else I can answer for you.
The police had no choice, based upon the situation at the time. They did it for your own protection.
Yes, I do agree. However, they do have a policy and procedure which needs to be followed and if you do not remember anything, they had no choice.
Do you have any other legal questions I can answer?
No, but there would need to be a legal basis to sue them and the department. If you were a risk/danger to yourself, they had no choice but to place you in the hospital until you were sober and could be evaluated. If you were saying you wanted to kill yourself and others, they could not simply leave you in a jail cell.
No, it is not and if they did, it could be suppressed. They could not use it against you. However, if you were saying things, voluntarily, it is not illegal at all.
I understand. Is there anything else I can answer?