Adam D. Rossen Esq.
Mentally ill or addicted patients that are also facing legal troubles need a multi-dimensional support system in order to have the best chance of success both inside and outside the courtroom. In my experience I’ve noticed that there is usually a lack of partnership and communication between attorney and mental health counselor/therapist that is often detrimental to both the patient and the court system.
This presentation is focused on giving you an in-depth overview of how the criminal justice system works for defendants. It will focus on:
- The arrest process
- Getting a person into mental health/drug court
- Mental health/drug court process
- Additional/different requirements for this population that regular defendants don’t face
- Complying with mental health/drug court
- Pitfalls of these specialized courts
- The discrepancy between what may be best for the patient vs. what is best for the judge, and how more education can help remedy that.
- How to establish an effective partnership with your client’s attorney that will help his/her case.
- How to navigate the criminal justice system and develop an understanding of what your client is going through.
- Understand the pitfalls of the justice system/mental health court, and how serious misunderstandings/lack of education hurt your client’s case.
- How to provide additional services to your clients that will help their attorney get better results.
Adam D. Rossen Esq.
An award-winning attorney and former prosecutor with over 10 years of experience in both criminal and DUI law, Adam is a skilled lawyer who takes a multi-dimensional approach to get his clients the best results possible.
Adam believes attorneys are named “counselors” for a reason: because their impact needs to go beyond the law. A high school basketball coach for over 10 years, Adam is a mentor and motivator who keeps his clients involved and on track all the way through so they’ll continue to see long-term success well after their case is over. He’s successfully conducted over 50 jury trials and has handled hundreds of DUI, criminal and domestic violence cases.
A frequent lecturer, Adam regularly speaks on DUI and criminal law related topics at various institutions including DUI schools, Colleges and Universities, and a number of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities.