Sometimes theft related crimes involve alcohol, drugs, or mental health issues. For some people their actions were an isolated
incident due to the use of alcohol or drugs. Other people may have a more significant problem with alcohol or drugs and may abuse them or have become dependent upon them.
If your charges stem from alcohol or drugs, most courts will require an alcohol or drug evaluation and completion of the evaluators recommended treatment. If the charges you are facing come from mental health issues or are related to domestic violence, we will also help you find an appropriate evaluator for these issues.
Mental Health Evaluations:
Some people facing theft charges have mental health issues. If you face kleptomania, depression, are bi-polar or have any other mental health issue, it may be important to get a mental health evaluation. Some of our clients have never sought treatment for mental health issues and we have helped them find an appropriate treatment provider. Other clients we have helped are in treatment and have needed help notifying their current provider of the charges faced, while at the same time protecting all their constitutional rights. We can help advise you on how to do this.
Alcohol or Drug Related Violations:
There are times when Washington State theft case involve alcohol or drugs - someone doing something that they would not otherwise do because of alcohol or drugs. In these situations it may be appropriate to get an alchol evaluation. When this is necessary, we will point you in the correct direction and send you to a treatment agency that is:
- State certified.
- Well respected by the courts.
- Willing to take the time to listen to what happened and to provide you with an honest evaluation and not just jump to any conclusions.
In the end, we think it is important to carefully evaluate treatment options. If you are fortunate enough not to need treatment, we will help you with that. If you do need treatment, we will help put you in touch with the right experts to turn things around.