Southern California Restoration of Sanity Lawyer
The Terms and Conditions of Restoration of Sanity
When a criminal conviction is made in relation to a mentally ill individual, the laws of governance will differ from those typically used in criminal defense cases. When a mentally ill individual has been found not guilty by reason of insanity they are typical sent to a state run mental hospital for rehabilitation. That person will typically not be released from the hospital until sanity has been restored. Additionally, sanity hearings can be held to determine to someone facing criminal charges is competent to stand trial. A mentally ill person can only face criminal charges in court if they can both understand the nature of the proceedings against them and aid theor attorney in the defense of their case. If either of these things are not true then criminal proceedings must be suspended until competency is restored.
Because instances of insanity have been known to be both long lasting as well as temporary, it is important to secure legal defense attorneys that understand the complexities of the various mental health related issues that may arise.
Mental Health Attorney Serving Areas Throughout Southern California
In order to be released into the community, even under the observation/ supervision of a forensic treatment center, you will need skillful legal representation on your side. It can be difficult to prove that your sanity has been restored. However, a Southern California mental health lawyer from our firm may be able to help you achieve a court ruling that will ease the conditions of your current civil commitment. One of our experienced mental health attorneys can assist in the presentation of your case before the courts. Here, your overall well being and mental health will be assessed in order to ensure that you are of no danger to the community due to any sort of mental disease, defect, or disorder. Upon success at this level, you may then be allowed to attend daily outpatient programs as a functioning member of society.
With an attorney from Lessem & Newstat, LLP by your side you will have an attorney that understands the complex mental health issues relating to your situation and who will work with you to achieve the outcome you are looking for. .
Contact a Southern California mental health attorney from our firm to help you prove that a restoration of sanity has been achieved since the time of your initial court ruling.
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