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Representing People with Mental Disabilities: A Practical Webinar for Criminal Defense Lawyers

For criminal defense lawyers of all types, clients with mental disabilities are a part of their practice. This includes the white collar criminal defense lawyer who represents an executive charged with tax evasion who functions despite a variety…
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State Will Not Seek Death Penalty Against John Jonchuck, Accused of Throwing Daughter Off Bridge – ABC Action News

Due to John Jonchuck's history of mental health problems, the Office of the State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit has decided not to seek death in the 2015 homicide of Jonchuck's daughter. Read more.
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Insanity Defense: What Does It Mean for Austin Harrouff’s Case? – WPTV

Attorneys for Austin Harrouff, who was caught eating the flesh of one of his victims when law enforcement arrived on the scene, have filed notice that they will be relying on an insanity defense in his trial. Read more.
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When ‘Not Guilty’ is a Life Sentence – The New York Times

This piece from The New York Times discusses how some defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) end up serving a de facto life sentence in a state psychiatric hospital. Read more.