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The lawyers at ARLS may, after speaking with a potential client, determine that an Ex-parte Petition is necessary (or, the client’s specific county may require initial Ex-Parte petitions). Simply put, an Ex-Parte Petition requests that the court enter an order having the Respondent involuntarily placed into assessment/stabilization/detox without a hearing based solely on the information in the petition. If granted, a judge will order the Respondent to be picked up and delivered to the pre-determined treatment facility for assessment, stabilization and/or detox. The pick-up order will be execute by law enforcement. This pick-up typically can be accomplished within twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hours after filing. The Respondent will be picked up and taken to the detox facility, unless the Respondent flees or evades law enforcement.

Note: It is very important that the Respondent have no knowledge of Marchman Act proceedings under such circumstances to maximize success.

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*Please note ARLS is the first law firm in Florida whose sole concentration is Marchman Act implementation and litigation. We've handled more than a thousand cases. Our experience, training and education provides you with the best Marchman Act advice available. Other attorneys who offer a Free Consultation should be questioned as to their experience and expertise, as these attorneys have just recently entered this area of law and have only handled a minimal number of cases. Our consultation fee is a small price to pay for those trying to determine whether implementing the Marchman Act is right for them.


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