People with mental illness should receive fair treatment and should be accorded certain rights. These include the right:
People with mental illness may have rights that are protected under the following laws:
We represent adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime in San Joaquin County. If you or someone you know has recently been arrested or contacted by the police to come in for an "interview", it is imperative to retain immediate representation (before any interview takes place)! Any criminal charge is a serious matter that could result in an immediate arrest, fines, restraining orders, court orders forcing or prohibiting certain conduct, registration and/or actual incarceration! Navigating through the complexities of our legal system is NOT something you want to do alone! With my experience defending the rights of the accused, you can be confident in our ability to successfully resolve your case.
Most all criminal cases (95%) end up resolving in a negotiated resolution without going to trial. We are excellent negotiators and can help you resolve your case without at trial. This is certainly the less costly path. However, if your matter is one those 5% that proceed to trial, although it is certainly financially prohibitive, we will not shy away from the fight and we will try to obtain the best result that our justice system can offer to you.
At the Law Office of Gabrielle Tetreault, we provide a safe, neutral environment where the parties to a dispute will be lead through discussions to assist them in resolving their differences. We help people explore options and create their own solutions to disagreements.
We help people resolve both private and court-referred conflicts. It is our mission to serve the residents, businesses, and organizations San Joaquin County by providing professional and affordable alternatives for conflict resolution through mediation. It is our goal to resolve conflicts by restoring relationships through dignified, neutral, and confidential mediation conversations, leading to mutually satisfactory agreement. It is our mission to bring peaceful resolution to conflicts. We create a kind, supportive, and respectful environment that empowers participants.
In today’s world, millions of children and their parents are the subjects of judicial dependency proceedings each year. Children are involved in the court system as victims of abuse and neglect or as juvenile offenders. Parents, in a desperate time in their lives, can loose their children to the child welfare system because of problems with drugs, alcohol, domestic violence, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Our goal is to improve the lives of children and families by ensuring that these proceedings produce justice for all involved.
The adversarial system works best when all interested parties are competently represented. The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) strives to make certain that the attorneys representing children and families are well trained and effective. They have dedicated themselves to certifying child law advocates and providing them with the tools necessary to empower their clients through effective representation.
Gabrielle Tetreault was the FIRST attorney (2009) to be certified as a Child Welfare Specialist in San Joaquin County. As of 2015, She continues to be the ONLY certified Child Welfare Specialist in San Joaquin County.
Did You Just Received a Notice of Your Name listed on CACI
(CACI) stands for California’s Child Abuse Central Index which is a list maintained by the California Department of Justice of known and suspected child abusers.
Your name could have gotten on the CACI in one of two ways. If your name was recently placed on the Index, it is because a county child welfare agency (such as CPS, CWS, Health & Human Family Services Agency–different counties use different names) conducted an investigation into an incident and concluded that you abused or neglected a child. That county agency then sent a notice to the Department of Justice to have your name placed on the CACI.
Do you Feel you Need to Set the Record Straight. Do you Need Help?
Contact Our Office At The Number Listed Here. We can Help with The Process.