At NAMI, we appreciate how difficult it can be to navigate the legal system for those living with a mental health condition. Please know that NAMI volunteers are neither legal professionals, nor can we offer legal advice or individual advocacy.
If you wish to appeal sentencing, it would be in your best interest to secure legal counsel that specializes in Appellate law. Contact the American Bar Association to access its Find Legal Help service where you can locate the legal referral service for your area. In seeking counsel, you may wish to consider finding a lawyer that specializes in criminal Appellate law with experience representing individuals with mental health conditions.
Another resource is to contact your local NAMI Affiliate and request to attend free NAMI Connection or NAMI Family Support Groups. There, it’s possible to network with other families in the community about potential availability of local resources for legal assistance. To find your nearest NAMI Affiliate, click on your state through the Find Your Local NAMI menu.