As part of a civil commitment proceeding, what happens if the state recommends that you to go to treatment and you do not go?

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As part of a civil commitment proceeding, what happens if the state recommends that you to go to treatment and you do not go?

Someone tried to civilly commit me but the state did not do so. 

Asked on August 4, 2010 under Personal Injury, Minnesota

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It really all depends on how the "recommendation" was made.  It appears that since it was not an order that it is a voluntary decision to be made by you, the person to whom it was directed.  You should speak with an attorney on this matter. as to the circumstances around the commitment hearing and what happened here.  It is difficult to say without knowing more.  What I would be concerned about is what would happen if you did not get help and you landed before this judge again or in to the legal system again without it.  Get some real advice Good luck. 


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