my son is in jail for street racing how should I help him?

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my son is in jail for street racing how should I help him?

My 23 yr old son was cited for street racing he missed his court date and a warrant was issued he went to the court hose to take care of it and he was arrested, he appeared before the judge the next day and the moved his pre trial date to the 24th of june his bail is 18,000.00 , He cant afford bail and wants to wait then plead no contest is this the right thing for him to do? He is also a juvenile diabetic and they are jacking his insulin around not allowing him to use a sliding scale and only giving his insulin 2 x daily and he is use to taking a shot every time he eats.I want to help him.

Asked on June 17, 2009 under Criminal Law

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

There are two things you could do, if you can afford it.  First, hire a lawyer to defend him.  One place to look for an attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com

An attorney can do more than just show up in court for trial, if there is a real problem with the insulin in jail, the lawyer may be able to get some relief for that, especially if you can get something helpful in writing from your son's doctor.

The other thing you might try to do is post his bail, if you trust him not to miss the next court date.  If he does jump bail, you'll be out that money.


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