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Mark Horton at Horton Law Offices LLC provides Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI defense, Civil Commitment defense legal services in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota. 

 

Civil Commitment

The county has the obligation of committing persons to treatment centers with the allegation of Mental Illness, Mental Retardation, Chemical Dependency, Psychopathic Personality and referrals from Criminal Court.  Mental Health is governed by Minnesota Statutes 253B.

Types of Commitments
The six types of civil commitment proceedings are:

  • Mentally Ill persons (MI) - Persons that are mentally ill and as a result, pose a danger to themselves or others;
  • Mentally Retarded persons (MR) - Persons that are mentally retarded (developmentally disabled) and as a result, pose a danger to themselves or others;
  • Chemically Dependent persons (CD) - Persons that are chemically dependent, unable to manage personal affairs, and as a result, pose a danger to themselves or others;
  • Persons Mentally Ill and Dangerous to the Public (MI&D) - Persons that are mentally ill and as a result, have caused or intended to cause serious physical harm to another and are likely to take such action in the future;
  • Sexual Psychopathic Personalities (SPP) - Persons who have an utter lack of power to control their sexual impulses as the result of a mental disorder and therefore pose a danger to the public;
  • Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDP) - Persons who have a mental disorder who have engaged in and are likely to continue to engage in harmful sexual conduct.

Call me if you have a family member, friend or loved one going through this difficult process.