March 2018

22
Mar

Clark County Washington Felony and Misdemeanor Mental Health Court Part II

I am continuing the article regarding Clark County, Washington’s improved Mental Health Court, starting with qualifying felonies and continuing forward, victim input, restitution, crimogenic  risk factors and referral and intake process. ​C. Qualifying Felonies A felony with a Sentencing Reform Act (SRA) Seriousness Level that does not exceed Level III. The defendant’s offender score must be 9 points or less. 

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4
Mar

Clark County Washington Felony and Misdemeanor Mental Health Court Part 1

As a criminal defense attorney in Vancouver (Clark County), Washington who has successfully handled a wide-ranging array of criminal cases, ranging from Disorderly Conduct to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. I have encountered mental health issues throughout my practice involving my clients that were relevant both to potential defenses (insanity and diminished capacity) as well as mitigation (a justification

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