If your loved one is substance abuse impaired, is suffering from a mental illness or is dual diagnosed and refusing treatment, you can intervene by taking the first step in getting them help by contacting attorney Mari Blumstein.
Deciding what type of action to take when your loved one refuses to get treatment is challenging and stressful. Over time, it takes a toll on the family. An experienced attorney can help you by explaining the available options whether it is for substance abuse, mental health treatment or both. The next step is implementing whatever legal process is necessary to get the right treatment for your loved one. You do not have to navigate the court system on your own. Mari Blumstein will take immediate action to assist you in obtaining the most appropriate treatment for your loved one so that they can achieve sobriety and stability.
Mari Blumstein, P.A. is a law firm exclusively focused on substance abuse disorder and mental health issues in both the areas of civil and criminal law.
Mari S. Blumstein is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and the Broward County Bar. She has been practicing law since 1987 and spent 35 years as a Broward County Assistant State Attorney. Ms. Blumstein is an accomplished litigator, spending her entire legal career in the courtroom. She developed a specialty in mental health, representing the State at Baker Act hearings at all licensed receiving facilities in Broward County for over 30 years.
Ms. Blumstein also was involved in Marchman Act hearings during her career at the State Attorney’s Office and has experience in substance abuse disorders as well as mental health. Often, people have “co occurring disorders” which can make treatment more challenging, but not impossible.
In Felony Mental Health Court, Ms. Blumstein was a supervisor. Her responsibilities included overseeing and handling criminal cases that involved mentally ill, dual diagnosed and intellectually disabled defendants. The cases included nonviolent crimes such as grand theft, burglary, drug possession and delivery as well as violent crimes such as robbery, kidnapping, carjacking and sexual battery. In this court, Ms. Blumstein litigated hundreds of cases involving competency and downward departures, utilizing expert witnesses to reach the proper resolution. When appropriate, treatment was court ordered opposed to prison.
Her unique experience in both civil and criminal mental health and substance abuse and her contacts with local psychiatrists, psychologists and addiction professionals gives Ms. Blumstein an edge over other attorney’s practicing in this area. She has lectured on the Baker Act to physicians and case managers at area hospitals and to prosecutors at the Florida Prosecuting Attorney Association. She has been a panel member at the Broward County Crime Commission’s Fourth Annual Juvenile Crime Conference and at Florida Partners in Crisis Annual Conference for Judges. Ms. Blumstein also served as a panel member at the National Judicial College for their Mental Competency Best Practices Model.
Get help now! Contact Mari Blumstein at (954) 253-5457 for a confidential consultation at no charge. If you retain Mari Blumstein, she will personally handle your case. She knows the court system, judges, treatment professionals and facilities in South Florida and is dedicated to obtaining the right treatment for your loved one.
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Mari Blumstein Law, P.A.
12 S.E. 7th Street, Suite 705
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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