posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 10:38 AM
Hi I'm posting on here in hope that I might come across somebody who would know what to do in a situation such as ours - hope its OK to post here
A family friend has landed himself in trouble while visiting Croatia and is currently in prison awaiting sentencing which is expected to be in around
3 weeks time.
To cut a long story short, he was given a 'pill' of some kind while on the beach after the festival. The drug had bad effects on him and led to him
thinking he was in some kind of Grand Theft Auto situation which led him to try to take someone's car and when the police became involved, resisted
arrest and I believe caused minor injuries to an officer.
Don't get me wrong, he deserves everything he gets but this is totally out of character for him. He is a quiet kid with no criminal record and a good
job. He comes from a humble family who have no experience in anything of this sort. This was his first time abroad and I blame, to a certain extent,
the naivity that comes with being born and bred in a quiet little English town. Obviously his parents are upset and struggling to communicate with
lawyers in Croatia in the hope of being able to help in some way but their emails are unanswered and there is the language barrier. They've been in
touch with the British Embassy but their ability to help seems limited.
I realise that he must face the consequences of his actions but does anybody reading this have any idea of the legal system in Croatia...for example
the likelihood of a sentence, bail procedures, negotiating with the legal system etc. His father is prepared and willing to travel over there but
really wont know what he is doing once he does.
I'd be so grateful for any advice anybody could give and I realise its a bit of a long shot but just want to do my bit to help a sweet and
Thanks for reading - L x