The District Attorney’s Office is also involved in consumer transactions, to help protect consumers from “deceptive acts and unconscionable practices.” Instances of consumer fraud include: warranty disclaimers, door-to-door sales, contest or prize scams, charitable solicitations, home repairs or remodeling, debt collection practices, internet scams involving bank accounts, car purchases or repairs, telemarketing fraud, unordered merchandise, work at home offers, appliance repairs and defective merchandise, and mail order items.
The District Attorney’s Office provides help and support in committing patients to mental and/or substance abuse facilities. The petitioner must have first-hand knowledge that suggests that the patient is a danger to him/herself, or others and that the patient suffers from a mental illness or a substance abuse problem. The patient must refuse treatment at a specific facility. All information must be less than (2) weeks old.
Note: If the patient or others are in imminent danger, the petitioner should call 911 and have the police help with the situation.
Need to file a complaint?
Call (913) 573-2980