Harrisburg Mental Health Law Attorneys
Compassionate & Caring Legal Representation
Mental health law is a very complicated area of law. It can come into play in various types of cases, from criminal accusations to disability to involuntary commitments. No matter the situation, having a thorough understanding of the Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA) and related laws is crucial. The good news is that you do not have to go through this time alone. Scaringi Law is a seasoned law firm with offices across Pennsylvania. We are passionate about helping clients obtain the best possible outcomes for their particular circumstances.
Whether you are facing serious criminal charges or need to seek disability benefits due to your mental health, Scaringi Law can help you navigate the complex legal processes.
Start by contacting our Harrisburg mental health law attorneys at (717) 775-7195.
Involuntary Mental Health Commitments
Even if you have not committed a crime or done anything specifically wrong, if you are determined to be a clear danger to yourself and others due to mental illness, you may be subject to an involuntary commitment under the Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA) if you refuse other treatment. You could loose serious rights, such as your right to bear and keep arms, if commitment under such circumstances.
At an involuntary mental health commitment hearing, it is crucial that you have a seasoned lawyer to defend your rights. We understand that clients in such situations are often confused, troubled, and unsure about what is happening to them. Our goal is to make sure clients receive the least restrictive alternative for treatment—whether that means cutting back the days of potential commitment or finding another alternative.
If your liberties and freedoms are on the line or you are trying to determine if your loved one should be voluntarily committed, be sure to contact our lawyers right away for proven advocacy.
Mental Health & Disability Relief
In addition to representation in involuntary commitments, our firm also assists clients in disability benefit matters. In order to obtain SSI or RSDI benefits due to mental health issues, you must be able to demonstrate that you have a qualifying condition.
Common mental health conditions that may qualify include:
- Severe mental retardation
- Bipolar disorders
- Down's syndrome
- Anxiety disorders
- Various other mental health conditions
Certain conditions must be diagnosed by a medical professional in this field. Once you have this documentation, you will still need to go through the application process. Our attorneys assist with SSI and SSDI claims and can use our background in this area to assist you.
Don’t wait to get counsel you can trust during this time. Call our Harrisburg mental health lawyers at (717) 775-7195.