Theft offences dealt with under Mental Health Act

Recent Cases

Our client was charged with a number of shoplifting offences. We obtained a medical report which provided that our client was suffering from impulse control disorder in the form of kleptomania at the time of the offences. We made an application under s 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 to deal with the matter otherwise than in accordance with law, and our client was put on a treatment plan without her matter proceeding to hearing.