i think its for opiate addiction .. is that the case and if so , whats the Diff between that and methodone? just curious was watching the show on hbo about addiction , its very good.
Resolved Question: I was at detox and they gave me subutex but the first day they gave me 16mg the second day was 12mg?
the third day was 8mg fourth was 6 then 4 then 2 on the last day but someone there told me that they get a whole prescription but thats all they choose to give you and they hold the rest is that true
My question involves criminal law for the state of: MARYLAND
Bare with me, i’m going to give as many details as possible so you can really get a feel for whats going on. Charges are listed at the bottom.
I want to thank anyone who helps me on this ahead of time, I’ve never bee thru anything like this and need all the help I can get. Thank you so much.
My boyfriend (19, 20 in May) and I have struggled for a long time with drugs, and recently (August 2009) got help, he went on the methadone program and I take subutex. Before we got help, we were typical drug addicts — liars and schemers. 2 years ago (6.12.08) my boyfriend and friends went into (or broke?) into an abandon house – the owners died and NO ONE lived there. My boyfriend got some money in change (this man must have thought paper bills were going to go out of style b/c it was an insane amount of change to just have) and other friends got guns. People heard about it (just a few) and some went back serveral times (I guess this was like a “gold mine”) usually in groups of 2 but my boyfriend only went ONCE. Me and my boyfriend used the money mostly for drugs and that was the end of it…we never heard about it again.
Until a person involved got arrested for having a gun, apparently it was a gun from the house. We heard about this but had no involvement and didn’t even communicate with the friend anymore –this happend shortly after, within a month or two. And then he got caught apprx. a year later for the same thing ( I did a case search.) But even with this happening we heard nothing, no mention of his name or anyone else involved, so smooth sailing.
FLASH FORWARD TO 3.26.10 — my boyfriend got kicked out of his house and went to sit on the steps of a nearby apartment, his brother went after him to sit with him and help him out. A lady came out said “hi” then called the cops, long story short he had a warrant, his brother did not. He had NO idea he had a warrant, mind you he goes to a GOVERNMENT RUN methadone clinic and has heard no mention of any warrants. The warrant was issued 2.17.10 and they had his correct address and tons of info where he could be (he gets government assistance w/ insurance & methadone.) So they take him to the holding jail, seven locks. He is somewhat sick from the rapid detox of methadone although they did give him some liquid valium yesterday to help (I think it could be considered cruel & unusual punishment to make someone suffer thru HORRIBLE methadone withdrawals simply b/c they are not life threatening, but thats whole nother can of worms.) His bail is set at $250,000- obviously something I can’t afford.
Monday is his second meeting with the commisoner to see if they will release him. He DOES NOT have a private attorney and CANNOT afford one — trust me I’m trying hard to get him one but the bottom line is his family or me cannot afford it. He has not been appointed a public defender yet, but his mother says he will before his next meeting (she’s been thru this with her other son.) Will a public defender help his chances of getting out? I know a lawyer is better but theres no option. He has no previous adult record (a drug charge was exponged), has never missed court (except when we had a 30inch blizzard and courts were CLOSED), working towards his GED, had several leads on job interviews (literally the DAY he was arrested), is in active treatment for addiction, and this was an isolated incident — he has never robbed anybody or any house other than this and been in no other kind of legal trouble.
I forgot to mention they questioned him and he admitted he went once and took some change (about $300) and other people took guns. THAT IS ALL HE SAID. I believe all of this is from word of mouth considering he has no items from the house, no items were taken other than guns and change (and he had the change.) There could be finger prints on guns because he touched them at a friends house who had them shortly after — but I doubt it. I can’t be certain but am still almost poistive there is no evidence and this is all word of mouth from a boy trying to avoid jail time. Apparently they talked to someone the guns were sold to but I have no other info on that.
—I was wondering what the chances are of him getting released on his own word or of them lowering his bail?
—Will he get a public defender before his meeting?
—Can large bonds be financed (the 10%)??
—And what is the chance he will have to stay in jail?
—What would be an average jailtime for this crime given the circumstances?
—Is rehab an option?
—How does Pretrail services work?
(His brother had like 5 counts of 4th degree buglary and like 3 of 1st and other thefts, and got all time suspended, he was in jail about a year and then had to stay 7 months in rehab when he didn’t even have a servere drug problem. So I’m somewhat hopeful.)
CHARGES AGANIST HIM
Charge No: 001Description:BURGLARY-FIRST DEGREE
It cut off that there is theft over $500 and consipracy on both. NO WEAPONS were used in breakin, this was an abandoned house. And again we CAN NOT afford a private lawyer. My real question is what is the chance of his bond getting lowered, or him getting released. As stated above, no prior felonies (marajuana charge expunged), in active treatment, always attends court, etc. The only thing aganist him is the nature of the crime. 4 people are going to the 2nd meeting w/ commisioner to confirm these statements – his brother, mother, & 2 people from the clinic who goes to. Are written letters & proof accepted during this meeting? Will this help any? I’m sorry for all the info, I’ve just never dealt w/ anything like this.