The Kouten Law Firm represents individuals facing involuntary commitments. Involuntary commitment of an individual occurs when the individual is ordered to a treatment facility or hospital to prevent them from harming themselves or others. In order for one to be confined against their wishes they must be mentally ill, under the influence of an intoxicant or narcotic, or a danger to themselves or others.
The individual should always be informed of any proceedings or hearings involving the issue of their involuntary confinement. The individual is entitled to due process under the law, which includes notice and a hearing.