Many times each year we are hired by concerned, scared, and confused parents
of addicted kids. It usually starts with the parents being referred to
our law firm because of our vast experience and deep understanding of
drug and alcohol offenders. If our client is still in jail, we will work
with the family to make sure bail is high enough that their addicted son
or daughter cannot post bail. We will then conduct an interview with the
family to get as much information on the client’s drug and alcohol
history to determine the appropriate and smart conditions of release that
we would want a judge to impose.
For instance, it is common for us to keep a teen or young adult in jail
for several days while we explore residential treatment options in the
United States. We strongly recommend to loved ones that the addicted child
be removed from the area in which he/she lives for treatment. We will
share our roster of treatment facilities in which we have personally visited
or have one-on-one experience in working with.
The family of the addict will need to determine how to pay for treatment.
The financing options are tragically limited. Most insurance companies
provide scant coverage for premium residential treatment centers. Therefore,
private pay tends to be the only viable option. We will advise parents
treatment options, centers, and financing.
Once a facility is identified and a bed is made available, we will advise
the family to purchase a one way ticket to the airport closest to the
city in which the client will be admitted. Most treatment centers will
have an escort waiting for the client at the gate. Many reputable treatment
providers have special TSA clearance that allows them to wait right at
the gate. Once that is done, we will immediately go see a judge for purposes
of getting the bond reduced with a special condition of release that the
client report directly to the treatment facility.
If you are a parent, spouse, or loved one of an addict who has been arrested,
please feel free to call us Mondays-Sundays, 7 am – 10 pm. A brief telephone
interview will be conducted. If we believe we can help, my staff will
put you in contact with me immediately. You can reach us at 614-675-4845.