Former NV assemblyman seeking mental health court in CA

Joyce Lupiani

Former NV assemblyman seeking mental health court in CA

CREATED May. 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks appeared in a California courtroom this morning related to his arrest on March 28 near Barstow.

Brooks' public defender requested a mental health hearing on Friday.

Brooks is hoping that he will be granted what is known as mental health court.

Mental health courts monitor offenders as they go through a long-term, intensive treatment program involving mental health assessments and ongoing judicial monitoring.

The requirements for mental health courts vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

The prosecutor in the case says that he still wants prison time and probation but the judge's ruling on Friday could change that.

Brooks would most likely be required to enter a guilty plea to be allowed to enter the program. Upon successful completion, he could then receive probation for all charges.

 

 

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