I have a warrant for arrest for 2 counts of credit card fraud. My father made the charges against me. He also gave me power of attorney.

I made charges on credit cards with and without his permission. He is addicted to oxycontin and also got me addicted. I am addicted to xanax also. I suffer from ptsd from being raped and am on disability for ptsd and copd. I am very suicidal and need to seek professional help. the warrant is in Jackson county and i reside in Copiah County. The sargeant I spoke with wants me to come to Pascagoula and turn myself in. He said he would try and get me before the judge and bond set the same day. He also said he would tell the judge that I am in full cooperation in this matter.Can I be committed?

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Criminal Law, Mississippi

Answers:

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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you are actively suicidal right now, making sure that you are safe has to be your absolute number one priority.  Please call 911, if you aren't sure you can get to a hospital safely on your own, and tell them you are afraid you are going to hurt yourself.  This is a legitimate emergency, and you deserve the help.  In most states, you can sign voluntary commitment papers for a psychiatric facility, and if you are very suicidal right now, that is where you belong.

The criminal charges and the arrest warrant can wait.  Most modern psychiatric hospital units will have staff that are used to contacting courts on behalf of patients, to keep the legal problems from getting out of hand in the meantime.

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

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you are actively suicidal right now, making sure that you are safe has to be your absolute number one priority.  Please call 911, if you aren't sure you can get to a hospital safely on your own, and tell them you are afraid you are going to hurt yourself.  This is a legitimate emergency, and you deserve the help.  In most states, you can sign voluntary commitment papers for a psychiatric facility, and if you are very suicidal right now, that is where you belong.

The criminal charges and the arrest warrant can wait.  Most modern psychiatric hospital units will have staff that are used to contacting courts on behalf of patients, to keep the legal problems from getting out of hand in the meantime.


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