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Issues regarding mental health and developmental disabilities


A person who suffers from a mental health issue or is developmentally disabled is at a severe disadvantage in the criminal justice system.  He or she will often

  • Have significant problems understanding the criminal justice system

  • Suffer from dual diagnosis problems due to substance abuse

  • Suffer greatly in police investigations when they are unable to negotiate the police investigatory function

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  • Can lose their housing if in jail for a long period of time

  • Can lose their benefits if in jail for a long period of time

  • Spend more time in jail.  It used to be three times more jail time.  Due to recognition of the disadvantages this has now dropped to only twice as much time.

  • Reoffend

  • Have significant problems with later rehabilitation


Most courts, and the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in particular, have recognized these disadvantages.  They are working to learn how to address them; how to provide services that will allow the proper and just result.

If you, your child, your spouse or your friend suffer from mental health or developmental disability problems, know that services are available.  These issues need to be brought to the forefront of your case, investigated and factored into what happened.

A person suffering from a mental health problem or a developmental disability is at an extreme disadvantage in the criminal justice system.  Call me!



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I serve all of Northeastern Ohio

I serve all of Northeast Ohio's Courts of Common Pleas, including Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, Medina Court of Common Pleas, Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Portage County Court of Common Pleas, Lake County Court of Common Pleas, Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Sandusky County Court of Common Pleas and Huron County Court of Common Pleas.

I serve all of Cuyahoga County's municipal courts, including Bedford Municipal Court, Berea Municipal Court, Cleveland Municipal Court, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, East Cleveland Municipal Court, Euclid Municipal Court, Garfield Heights Municipal Court, Lakewood Municipal Court, Lyndhurst Municipal Court, Parma Municipal Court, Rocky River Municipal Court, Shaker Heights Municipal Court, and South Euclid Municipal Court.

In Lorain County I serve the Avon Lake Municipal Court, Elyria Municipal Court, Lorain Municipal Court, Oberlin Municipal Court, Vermillion Municipal Court. In Medina County I serve Medina Municipal Court and Wadsworth Municipal Court. In Huron County I serve the Huron Municipal Court, Vermillion Municipal Court and Sandusky Municipal Court.

In Summit County and Portage County I serve the Akron Municipal Court, Barberton Municipal Court, Stow Municipal Court and Portage Municipal Court. In Lake County I serve the Mentor Municipal Court, Painesville Municipal Court and Willoughby Municipal Court. In Geauga County I serve the Chardon Municipal Court.