Does the Law Protect People with Behavioral Disabilities?
We are seeing many children, teens and young adults coming through the court system that have been diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette Syndrome and other disabilities that impact behaviors and can be at the root of behaviors that constitute crimes. These individuals should be given extra care when handling their case.
An attorney should be well-versed in understanding their client’s neurodevelopmental disorders or particular disabilities and making sure the courts and prosecutors are made fully aware of how these conditions impact their client’s case. A skilled attorney should also consult with experts in the applicable field in defending a client with neurodevelopmental disorders. Everyone has the right to an attorney, but these cases need an experienced attorney that is willing to go the extra mile in defending their rights and protecting them throughout the entire court process.
The law surrounding autism and other disabilities can be complicated. Please contact Rosenthal & Wadas if you have a son or daughter or know someone that suffers from a neurodevelopmental or behavioral disorder and is faced with legal issues.