Conspiracy in the Los Angeles courts

The mental health court in Los Angeles is being used as a punishment for defendants who want to take their cases to trial. There are doctors on the state's payroll who will declare the "over-competent" competent. It's an incredibe outrage that lawyers should be aware of. I am a witness.

Los Angeles, CA -

Attorney Answers (1)

John M. Kaman

John M. Kaman

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Francisco, CA

I'm not sure what the outrage is. Mental health courts are used to help seriously disordered people. Here in SF you must have an Axis 1 psychological order to qualify for the program. If you don't no one can send you there.

If you are talking about competency proceedings under PC 1368 that is a different matter. No one should have to stand trial unless they are able to understand the proceedings and assist their lawyer in their defense.

Related Advice

Questions? An attorney can help.

Ask a Question
Free & anonymous.
Find a Lawyer
Free. No commitment.