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Mental Health Cases in Arizona Courts.

Over the years I have represented hundreds of clients with mental illness. Sadly, Arizona does not take mental health seriously. When I say seriously, I mean that Arizona does not offer enough services for those who cannot afford proper treatment; Arizona punishes the person and does not treat the illness – prison is not working people, only rehabilitation will end/reduce one’s cycle of acting out due to a mental health diagnosis; Arizona looks at mental health as an “excuse” and not a legitimate reason behind one’s actions; and Arizona does not consider mental illness to be so debilitating that a defendant cannot participate in the court proceedings or assist his/her counsel in a defense. In fact, I’ve had clients accused of “faking it” in order to get out of their current legal situation.

It is the last statement that I find the most offensive. All defense lawyers should find this assertion offensive when confronted by the State that a client is “faking it.” Our client’s daily struggles and how they feel and perceive the world around them go to the very core of who they are. To deny them of their feelings and struggles is stripping them of dignity and integrity. It is degrading. I have seen it countless times.

Until we all get over the stigma of mental health and stop labeling people as “Crazy”, having “issues”, or making “excuses” for their behavior that sometimes they cannot control, we will continue to mistreat, discriminate, disrespect, and imprison the most vulnerable people in the community.

Stay educated and stand up for others who sometimes have the smallest voice of all. They may be suffering and we can’t see it but it is very real to them. No one should have to bleed to prove they need help. I have always said, just because you can’t see it on an X-ray doesn’t mean it’s not real.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Carrissa JakobeIt is imperative that you hire an attorney from the first sign of trouble. In short, the sooner you hire an attorney after police contact – or even prior to – the better. Ms. Jakobe represents clients at all stages of a case, from the investigation of an offense, bond hearings, pre-indictment, post-indictment and even probation violations or appeal. Oftentimes Ms. Jakobe is retained to advocate for a client’s interests while on probation to make sure he or she is treated fairly. Ms. Jakobe takes a pro-active approach on all cases. She does not wait around and merely react to what the state is doing. This means that immediately upon hire all contact by law enforcement ceases and your case is worked up with independent investigation and motion practice. We do not wait for the State. We do it now.

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Carissa Jakobe Discusses, Arizona Courts Stance on Mental Health
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Carissa Jakobe Discusses, Arizona Courts Stance on Mental Health
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Over the years I have represented hundreds of clients with mental illness. Sadly, Arizona does not take mental health seriously. When I say seriously, I mean that Arizona does not offer enough services for those who cannot
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