What are the criteria to prove a Marchman Act case?

Typically, under the Marchman Act statute, you’re dealing with somebody who has lost the ability of self-control or they’ve lost self-control because of their substance abuse issues and they’re a threat to themselves. Physically, they may be a threat to somebody else. They’re not capable of making intelligent, knowing decisions, and they’re refusing to go to treatment. So the petitioner, the parent, the spouse, the legal guardian, is now asking the court to involuntarily commit that person to be assessed, to be stabilized, and ultimately treated so that the substance abuse problem can be addressed.

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