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I'm sorry to hear that this happened. Can you give me a little more information about where in the legal process his case is now? Has he already attended his first court date?
If your son has mental health problems, this should be brought to the court's attention at his first court date. Many jurisdictions have specific mental health court hearings to handle the cases of those suffering from mental health issues. Their cases are handled a bit differently in mental health court, with a focus on placing them in treatment facilities, some of which are residential institutions, and the court and counselors monitor them for progress and rehabilitation.
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