My question involves criminal law for : Clackamas County, Oregon
I am scheduled to appear on 2 misdemeanor charges this week that have earned me a 90 day stay in the county jail. I have already pled guilty, and was offered the 90 days jail time with both good time and credit for time served, with no probation required. I am not eligeable for alternative programs such as home detention because of the probation-alternative program trade off, but I am already on probation for another misdemeanor until february, (so why do I care about the no probation offer...)
in sept. 2011 I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and told I would be a good candidate for transplant. When I went in to the hospital I had no idea it was heart related and thought it to be bronchitis or pneumonia. CHF causes fluid to accumuate inside and restrict the lungs, making laying flat or breathing more than shallow breaths impossible. My condition is maintained by medication adjustments and hospitilization
Is having a life threatening heart condition a good enough reason to ask the court for home detention? My first doctor visit totalled $50,000 and I just cant imagine the county would want to get stuck with a bill like that, and if in their custody, they would. Is the court required to take this provided information into account before sentencing?
It almost feels like I am completely missing something that might be of much more importance than just asking for home detention. Does the court system much care if this is a life threatening condition?