On a civil commitment, you have to be a danger to others, or yourself. etc. Does this mean a threat, or an assault. Charged.

Asked over 1 year ago - Seattle, WA

In King County, WA

Does this mean only charged with something? Excluding grave disability.

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  1. Robert Daniel Kelly


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . The statutes concerning mental illness are at RCW 71. (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=71). You can also find relevant cases on the mrsc.org website.

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  2. Thomas A. Mackin

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . You do not need to be charged or convicted of a criminal offense to support a civil commitment. You should consult privately with an attorney.

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