Mental Health Criminal Defense

JLongtin Law knows the importance of mental health and how it can affect a client in their case.

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Mental health issues are an important part of many criminal cases; the incarceration rates of the mentally ill in America are staggering. At JLongtin Law, we know that everyone deserves a zealous defense, especially those in a vulnerable state because of their physical conditions or past traumatic experiences. This can include a wide array of issues: addiction; post-traumatic stress disorder; traumatic brain injury; developmental delays; bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; dissociative identity disorder intellectual disabilities; depression; various personality related conditions, such as borderline or anti-social personality disorders.

Our firm provides a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding competency, insanity, and other mental health related defenses to crimes. We pride ourselves on treating the whole client through the incorporation of a social worker and/or mental health specific investigator to help with your case. We strive to use the legal process to gain our clients better access to treatment, as well as housing if necessary.  Our attorneys are experienced in providing both first and second chair services to cases involving mental illness and developmental disability; we are happy to consult for other attorneys in the community to aid them in navigating mental health specific legal proceedings. JLongtin Law will ensure that the judge, jury, and prosecutor understand your unique position, and how it affects your rights and your case.

JLongtin Law represents individuals who have been committed to the state hospital due to an insanity pleading. We work to assist individuals in gaining increased privileges, working with their team to maximize their care, and eventually in the conditional release process. Our firm also applies mental health knowledge to post-conviction and appellate proceedings, aiding those who were not represented by a mental health sensitive attorney at the trial proceedings to gain the representation and results that they deserve.


10 Ways to Help Your Mentally Ill Loved One Charged with a Crime

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Mental Health in Criminal Trials

Insanity: What is It?

Uploaded by JLongtin Law on 2019-08-29.

Insanity Commitment: What Happens After the Verdict

Insanity Commitment: Life After NGRI & Getting Out of the Hospital


The Competency Maze - Navigating the Process

Competency Evaluations