I'm wanting to ask about defense for my friend's trial. She has recently been charged with 'Dealing in Stolen Property'. During the two year period of this time frame, she was inpatient FOUR times at a mental health facility for ongoing Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety etc. Would that not be helpful in her defense since it was 'During' the time frame of when these laws were supposedly broken? A friend was selling her STOLEN merchandise, would her mental status NOT be beneficial based upon the second part of this charge being 'should have known'? I am NO attorney but she was medicated for things like 'concentration' (among others), her job even had her out on paid medical leave for 2 yrs now. This isn't helpful????