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Being arrested and accused of any type of mental or criminal offense could cause stress, fear, angst, and a host of other overwhelming feelings. For these reasons, finding a criminal defense lawyer on whom you can turn to for expert knowledge and aggressive legal defense could be crucial to the outcome of your case. However, obtaining the right defense lawyer for crime allegations is often easier said than done ; having to find one who can also represent your mental health needs makes the situation that much more difficult . If your mental instability led to criminal actions for which you are now being held responsible, there is a very likely chance that defining the terms of insanity could help you plead not guilty by reason of insanity and thereby escape an unnecessary (possibly even harmful) term of imprisonment.

Lessem & Newstat, LLP is a full service law firm that specializes in the defense of mentally instable patients who may need legal representation in the mental health courts or in sanity hearings. We are here to service residents of Southern California who have been criminally charged but may need evaluation of their mental stability or sanity prior to any official ruling. Each V entura mental health lawyer at our firm is committed to providing top-notch criminal defense to clients whose mental health disability rights may be at stake during pre-trial and trial investigations.

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After allegations have been made against you, there are a number of possibilities as to how your case could proceed. It is almost impossible to anticipate the exact way in which your case will play out; however, with the help of an attorney from our firm your chances of adequately defending yourself against whatever may arise stand to greatly increase. From Murphy Conservatorships to the pre-filing of mental health cases, we are ready to assist with any - and all - of the issues that surface throughout your trial period.

When it comes to protecting the rights of the accused, more than just a thorough understanding of the law is needed. A passion for the profession and a dedication to clients both stand to make any case significantly stronger; these are qualities that have been incremental to the success of our team. With more than 50 years of combined courtroom experience, we have taken over 200 cases to trial. Hundreds of dismissals have been obtained for our clients and we are ready to put our skills to work for you too.

We know how difficult a criminal jury trial can be. Add to the equation that one's mental health may come into play and the stakes increase even more. Therefore, we have done our best to ensure that all of your needs are met when you choose to work with an attorney from our firm. We handle cases involving crisis consultations, sexually violent predators, the history of the M'Naghten Rule, restoration of sanity, and treatment vs. jail.

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3450 Cahuenga Blvd, Unit 102
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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770 County Square Drive
Suite 103
Ventura, CA 93003

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