Michele Hanisee on Doug McIntyre Show July 6, 2018
ADDA President Michele Hanisee appeared on the Doug McIntyre Show with Leeann Tweeden to discuss the legislative process. A budget clean-up bill has just been used to sneak in radical and never-debated changes in the criminal justice system. It allows a defendant suffering from a mental disorder to be granted pre-trial diversion and the charges later dismissed for any crime if a judge finds the disorder played a significant role in the crime and if a defendant has “substantially complied” with mental health treatment during the diversion period. In short, this new law allows diversion and the dismissal of charges for any crime, including those where a victim was killed or seriously injured.