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Jail or Treatment? Mental Health Diversion in Criminal Cases

Presented by San Diego County Law Library & Eric Ganci

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Course Description

Length: 59min    Published: 2/12/2019    
Did you know that there is a new law California that allows diversion in some criminal cases if a defendant suffers from a mental disorder? In late June 2018, AB 1810 was approved and went into effect immediately as Cal. Penal Code section 1001.36. That statute created a new pre-trial diversion program that is discretionary for a defendant charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and who suffers from a mental disorder that played a significant part in the charged offense. This program will discuss how this new law works, and how it may play out in the court system.
Learning Objectives
* Get an overview of Cal. Penal Code section 1001.36
* Understand the what options a criminal attorney has when a client suffers from a mental disorder
* Learn how to use AB 1810 to your clients' advantage
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San Diego County Law Library

San Diego, California


Eric Ganci


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