Criminal Law And Mental Health
Increasingly, individuals with mental illnesses are becoming entangled in the criminal justice system. It’s important to have a criminal lawyer who has the requisite knowledge and skill set to deal with psychiatric issues that crop up throughout the criminal law process.There are many different situations that can find a person with a mental health issue, involved with police and/or the courts. The outcomes can range from mental health diversion to a finding of not criminally responsible where the individual may find themselves in a psychiatric hospital for an indefinite period of time.
The intersection of Mental Health and the criminal law is far too common. RV Law’s approach is to advocate vigorously on behalf of our clients so as to ensure that they are not entangled in the criminal justice system without the legal representation that they deserve.