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

Seattle, WA |

In King County, WA

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

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The statutes concerning mental illness are at RCW 71. ( You can also find relevant cases on the website.

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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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