Mental Health Diversion in Southern California

California PC 1001.36 Lawyers

Criminal defendants in the state of California who struggle with mental health issues now have the benefit of pursuing Mental Health Diversion. Thanks to this program, codified in the California Penal Code Section 1001.36, California judges have the discretion to help criminal defendants with mental illness obtain the treatment they need in lieu of traditional penalties and criminal records.

At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our Southern California criminal defense attorneys are passionate about fight for individuals charged with crimes, including those with mental health issues. Over the years, we have dedicated a large portion of our practice to mental health law, and to organizations like NAMI, in raising support and awareness about the struggles mentally ill individuals face in a criminal justice system that has long been ill-equipped to deal with mental illness, and protecting their rights in a range of cases.

Learn more about California’s Mental Health Diversion Program and how our award-winning attorneys at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP can help. Call (800) 462-7160 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

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