Our Books

Your guide through the criminal justice system.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, we understand that this is a confusing and difficult time. That is why we wrote two books to help you navigate the process of criminal prosecution.
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Mental Health Criminal Defense:
A Primer

Our Mental Health Network

Julia J. Smith
Julia is dedicated to helping her clients worry less about their finances so that they spend more time doing the things they enjoy.
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Colorado Crisis Services
Free support for mental health, substance use or emotional concern
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Suicide Prevention Hotline
Free and confidential emotional support for suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
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Colorado Crisis Intervention
Non-profit association governing Crisis Intervention Teams in Colorado.
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The People House
Affordable Counseling Program for mental health therapy.
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NAMI Colorado Law Line
Free and confidential legal advice from licensed Colorado attorneys.
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Mental Health criminal Defense

The intersection of the criminal justice system and a behavioral health crisis is a hard crossroads to navigate. Mental Health Criminal Defense: A Primer is here to teach you the basics so that you, or someone you love, can understand how to use mental health related circumstances to prevail in a criminal case.

This book will teach you the terms and proceedings most often seen in mental health related cases, things that you can do to aid your loved one going through the system, and point you in the direction of some basic resources to help you along the journey.

Criminal Law:
A Primer

Our Mental Health Network

Julia J. Smith
Julia is dedicated to helping her clients worry less about their finances so that they spend more time doing the things they enjoy.
Learn more
Colorado Crisis Services
Free support for mental health, substance use or emotional concern
Learn more
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Free and confidential emotional support for suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Learn more
Colorado Crisis Intervention
Non-profit association governing Crisis Intervention Teams in Colorado.
Learn more
The People House
Affordable Counseling Program for mental health therapy.
Learn more
NAMI Colorado Law Line
Free and confidential legal advice from licensed Colorado attorneys.
Learn more
Criminal Law: A Primer

"Criminal Law: A Primer" is a companion to those going through criminal prosecutions. This book will explain each step of the criminal process, and help you to understand what is happening so you can feel confident throughout the journey.

Chapters walk you through your rights, how to navigate contact with police, what mitigation might help you, and what the trial and appeals process is like.

Further reading

Explore our blog for our team’s thoughts on the intersection of mental health and criminal defense.

[Jennifer] is well educated in the laws pertaining to the mentally ill and has saved me from a bad end on many occasions... They say that they care - and they are willing to deliver.

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