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Santa Barbara Mental Health Lawyer

Criminal and Mental Health Defense

No matter where you are located, finding the right criminal defense attorney to take on your case can be a difficult, time consuming task. Add to mix that your case involves an issue of mental health and a possible plea of NGI and the chances of finding a reliable and aggressive lawyer in whom you can trust will likely become even more difficult. This is because sanity hearings and mental health court procedures are different from standard legal processes, and as such are not always familiar territory for practicing attorneys in the state of California.

Fortunately, for residents of Santa Barbara and its surrounding communities, firm legal assistance is available at the law offices of Lessem & Newstat, LLP. A professional from our firm can help protect your mental health disability rights well as offer legal representation for any appearance you may need to make in a sanity hearing or restoration of sanity hearing. We have been in the legal business for a combined total of 80 years, and as such we have acquired a wealth of knowledge about both the criminal and mental health systems of the legal field. By obtaining the defense of a Southern California mental health attorney from our firm you can help ensure that your rights and needs are met at all times.

Santa Barbara Lawyer for Mental Health Cases

Throughout Southern California, you can find the legal aid you need from an attorney at our firm. We have accompanied over 200 cases to trial and we have successfully been incremental in obtaining dismissals for more than 100 of these cases. Having spent a good deal of our professional careers directly inside the courtrooms, we know what it takes to achieve a successful case outcome for the clients we represent.

When you choose to work with an attorney from our firm, you will be choosing to work with a professional who has strong knowledge of many matters related to the mental health field, including a thorough understanding of the history of the M'Naghten Rule, as well as crisis consultations and Murphy Conservatorships. We have been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and we have a Better Business Bureau A+ rating. Whether you are in search of legal representation in the Ventura Mental Health Court or you want someone to explain your rights to you, we are here to help.

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3450 Cahuenga Blvd, Unit 102
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Ventura, CA 93003

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