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Autism Defense Attorney

At Harrington & Mahoney, we specialize in providing comprehensive legal representation for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) facing legal challenges. Our expertise as autism defense attorneys allows us to navigate the complexities of cases involving inappropriate online or offline sexual behavior. Unlike many legal professionals who may underestimate the impact of ASD in legal defenses, our experience proves that understanding and addressing autism can significantly alter case outcomes. Our clients have benefitted from our autism attorney services, avoiding incarceration, sex offender labels, and, in some cases, criminal convictions altogether.

Expert Autism Defense Legal Services

Mark Mahoney stands out as a leading autism defense attorney in the United States, dedicated to defending individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His profound understanding of the unique challenges posed by ASD, particularly about legal and social norms surrounding child pornography and other sensitive sexual behaviors, has led to notable legal victories. Through Mark's advocacy, many cases have been diverted from criminal prosecution, avoiding the need for sex offender registration and, in some instances, resulting in probation with appropriate therapy tailored to the client's specific needs.

Pioneering Asperger's Criminal Defense

Mark Mahoney's seminal article, "Asperger's Syndrome and the Criminal Law: The Special Case of Child Pornography," serves as a crucial resource for understanding the nuanced intersection of ASD and criminal law, particularly concerning child pornography charges. This article has illuminated the challenges faced by individuals with ASD in the criminal justice system, fostering better-informed decisions by prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges alike and leading to groundbreaking case outcomes.

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Autism Defense Attorney & Lawyer

Pictured: Mark Mahoney speaking at the Autism-Europe International Congress, in Edinburgh, Scotland, in September 2016. You can see the presentations of Mark, Dr. Alexander Westphal, Dr. Rachel Lofitn, and Dr. Laurie Sperry on the National Autistic Society Web site.

Contact Harrington & Mahoney for Specialized Autism Criminal Defense

Harrington & Mahoney is among a select group of law firms in the United States with a proven track record in successfully representing clients with ASD in complex legal matters. If you or a loved one requires the expertise of an autism criminal defense lawyer, we invite you to reach out. Schedule your initial consultation with us today and ensure you have a defense that truly understands the impact of ASD in legal contexts.

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