Los Angeles Mental Health Law Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney Helping Mentally ill Clients and Their Families
One out of every four Americans suffers from mental illness. People with mental illnesses often end up incarcerated unjustly in jail and locked treatment facilities because they are vulnerable and misunderstood. Many police officers do not have the proper training to know how to effectively communicate with a mentally ill individual, and as a result, they may end up detained against their will under the California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5150 or 5250. If you or your loved one is being charged with a criminal offense, or being held under Codes 5150 or 5250 contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our firm today.
Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney today if you or your mentally ill loved one is in legal trouble. We may be able to have them released from 5150 detention.