Civil Commitments Lawyer in Athens and Huntsville, AL
Involuntary civil commitment in Alabama is a legal intervention whereby a person is involuntarily placed in the custody of the State Department of Mental Health for treatment.
NOTE: A person cannot be committed because of a drug or alcohol problem.
When should a person be committed?
When there is clear, unequivocal and convincing evidence that:
Who may file a petition to initiate an involuntary commitment proceeding?
Any person may seek to have another person committed by filing a petition with the Probate Court in accordance with §22-52-1.2.
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