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What Are the Benefits of Mental Health Diversion?

PC 1001.36 and Mental Health Pretrial Diversion   Penal Code 1001.36 allows for a court to grant pretrial diversion for individuals with diagnosable mental health disorders. There are several factors that determine a person’s eligibility for the program, including whether the offender’s mental disorder was a significant factor in the commission of the offense and …

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Safe July 4th Celebrations

Avoiding the Statistics This Independence Day   July 4th is quickly approaching and this year is shaping up to look vastly different than last. Most of the country is reopened and things resuming some sort of normalcy. People will be flocking to the beach, backyard pool parties, and nighttime festivities.  Tragically, Independence Day also marks …

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Which Crimes Are Ineligible for Mental Health Diversion?

Criminal Offenses That Make a Defendant Statutorily Unable to Be Placed Into Mental Health Diversion Penal Code 1001.36 allows for a court to grant mental health diversion for certain offenders. A defendant must show that they suffer from a diagnosable qualifying mental disorder and must have a recent diagnosis by a qualified mental health expert. …

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3 States Toughest on DUI

Which States Have the Strictest Penalties for Drunk Driving?   According to a study conducted by the financial website WalletHub, penalties for driving under the influence widely vary throughout the country. Some states have extensive lookback periods for repeat offenders (Texas has a lifetime lookback and Alaska is 15 years), and some states have minimum …

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