I live in roanoke, virginia. I want to know if there is a defense or case info to help my husband. My husband is going for a probation violation. He was diagnosed with bipolar, depression, separation

I live in roanoke, virginia. I want to know if there is a defense or case info to help my husband. My husband is going for a probation violation. He was diagnosed with bipolar, depression, separation anxiety and has past sexual abuse by family members. He has not been in any trouble after being diagnosed and put on medications that seemingly worked and helped him stay grounded. Now in jail, they will not provide him with the medication that he has been on for a year and said that they do not treat or provide mess for bipolar. Is there some statue, law or anything that can be used in his defense and may help him not get six years?

Asked on September 17, 2012 under Criminal Law, Virginia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Medical evidence with respect to medication needed to keep your husband "grounded" can be brought to assist as a defense to the probation violation presently against him under the common law of all states in this country. I suggest that you and your husband consult with a criminal defense attorney and his treating physician as to how to present such in order to possibly resolve the matter that you are writing about short of trial.


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