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Top 10 Tips for Florida Mental Illness Criminal Defense

Mental illness is a serious issue, and one that should be taken into account in any criminal defense case. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, and you believe that mental illness played a role, it's important to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system.


At Gantt Legacy Law, we have several years of experience handling all types of criminal cases, including those involving mental illness. Here are our top 10 tips for Florida mental illness criminal defense:


  1. Get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

  2. Collect all relevant medical records and documentation pertaining to the mental illness.

  3. Speak with witnesses who can attest to the accused's mental state at the time of the alleged crime.

  4. Cooperate with the court-ordered mental health evaluation and treatment, if required.

  5. Avoid speaking to police or anyone else about the case without your attorney present.

  6. Be sure to take all medications prescribed by the doctor and attend all therapy sessions.

  7. Stay away from alcohol and drugs, as they can exacerbate symptoms of mental illness.

  8. Follow all court orders and conditions of release from jail, if applicable.

  9. Be on time for all court appearances and dress appropriately for court proceedings.

  10. Contact your attorney immediately if there are any changes in your mental health or medications.



If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime and you believe that mental illness played a role, it's important to get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights every step of the way. At Gantt Legacy Law, we have many years of experience handling all types of criminal cases, including those involving mental illness—so please don't hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation!

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