In Minnesota, the law allows medical facilities and law enforcement to hold an individual for up to 72 hours the person’s mental health or chemical health endangers themselves or others. This means that if you are arrested while under the influence of drugs or alcohol you can legally be held for up to three days if the officer thinks you are a danger. You could be placed in a detox center or mental health ward. This can be both uncomfortable and inconvenient – it can lead to issues with your job, family, and more. If you are forced to wait in a detox or mental health facility, you could miss a significant amount of work and suffer from lost wages and even potentially lose your job.
The Issue With A 72-Hour Detox
An ordered 72-hour detox becomes an issue when an individual is no longer under the influence of alcohol or drugs but is still being held against his or her will. This is a violation of rights and must be rectified. Rarely will such a lengthy detox actually be necessary for an individual to sober up, but without hiring an attorney to get you released from detox you could be forced to stay at the facility anyway.
Sieben Edmunds Miller – Detox Release Attorneys
Our team of attorneys has helped numerous clients secure a timely release from detox to avoid the negative repercussions of a lengthy multi-day stay. The detox release must always be approved by a judge, so it’s important for all the necessary paperwork to be completed correctly before requesting a release. Our lawyers know just what it takes to quickly overcome a legally imposed detox. If you or a family member needs help with a 72-hour detox release, contact Sieben Edmunds Miller at (651) 994-6744.