Are Online Court Ordered Assessments Approved?: How To Find Out

Courts order online assessments to provide evidence to support the court’s decision in criminal, family law, and other cases.

Court orders for online assessments must be reviewed by a professional and a panel of experts before administering the assessment. It’s important to understand that online assessments are not the only way to provide relevant evidence in court.

How to Get a Court-Ordered Mental Health Evaluation (An Easy Guide)

If you or someone you know is involved in legal proceedings, navigating the mental health evaluation journey can be difficult.

These court-ordered assessments are often a precautionary last step in the legal process. Obtaining more information about a person’s mental health can help the court decide whether a case can continue or if the litigant is okay to continue with legal action. Recommendations in the assessment may even help an individual gain a more successful court outcome.

What You Should Know About Court-Ordered Drug Assessments

If you have been arrested on drug charges, one of the next steps in the judicial process may be a court-ordered drug assessment. This is a process where a judge orders you to undergo an evaluation to determine if you have a substance abuse problem.

In this blog post, we will discuss what you should expect from a court-ordered drug assessment, and how to prepare for it.

What To Expect During Drug Or Alcohol Assessment?

When you face legal trouble, your future may be at stake. A drug and alcohol assessment is a favorable milestone to solving the legal process and can serve as a pathway to getting a better outcome in court as well as some helpful advice to avoid future similar problems. 

Evaluators play a key role in fulfilling those purposes. This article details what they do at a drug or alcohol assessment. Read on to understand the step-by-step process for an assessment to help you prepare.

What to Do After a DUI: 5 Tips to Help You Through The Process

If you just received a DUI charge (a.k.a. OMVI, OVI, DWI, etc.), you are likely experiencing an upheaval of difficult feelings and emotions…anger, regret, anxiety, dread, maybe even self-hate. These are normal responses. 

This blog is written to offer perspective on these emotions and help you develop a proactive plan for the next steps. Here’s what to do after you or a family member gets a DUI.


Smarter Drinking for College Students

I get it that college drinking and “smart” are mutually exclusive terms.  College drinking is usually anything but smart. Isn’t that the whole point? Smart is for the classroom.  After class or on the weekend it's all about going hard….drinking fast, drinking large quantities, liquor mixed in a 50-gallon container, mixing in other substances…  all a recipe for disaster, but what student thinks a disaster is going to happen to them. “Bad things happen to other people who can’t handle their alcohol.” 

Mental Health Assessment vs. Psychological Evaluation: What You Need to Know

If you are researching how to find a court-ordered mental health assessment or psychological evaluation, the terms can get confusing rather quickly. While these words may seem similar, they are, in fact, two different evaluations. 

Of course, you don’t want to show up in court with the wrong type of evaluation, and you don’t want to pay for more than you need. Here’s a crash course on the differences between mental health assessments vs. psychological evaluations.


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