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Mental Health Defenses

Defending the Mentally Ill – Competency – Insanity – Mental Commitments

Criminal offenses committed by people who suffer from mental illness poses a unique challenge. Law enforcement officers often lack training to recognize when a person is mentally ill, and prosecutors’ hands are often tied because people seldom care that a crime was the result of mental illness. In a civilized society however, the mentally ill shouldn’t be imprisoned if they lack the mental capacity to conform their behavior to the law. They should be treated for their illness.

Our attorneys have built a strong reputation as defenders of the mentally ill. Through our efforts, many of our clients have been found “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect” or have had charges dismissed. Our firm works with top mental health experts in evaluating and treating our clients. If your loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime and you believe his/her actions were the result of mental illness, call our firm for a free case evaluation.

Attorneys Julius Kim and Jonathan LaVoy were recognized in Milwaukee Magazine as two of Wisconsin’s best criminal attorneys in a survey of judges, prosecutors, and other lawyers from across the state. Put our firm’s collective knowledge to work for you. Contact us today to discuss your criminal case.

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"I never thought I would need a lawyer so when I got in trouble, I didn't know who to turn to. I decided to call Kim & LaVoy. They told me to trust them, and I did. Their lawyers gave me all of my options and were there at every step of the process. With their help, I avoided a criminal conviction. Whenever someone needs a great lawyer, I always refer them to Kim & LaVoy."
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