I call it difficult child's "get out of jail free card" half jokingly. Actually, it reveals a weakness in the court system - they certainly didn't, in this case at least, have any interest in actually addressing health issues, including mental health issues. Their sole concern was avoiding responsibility and potential liability. Last month, after difficult child hit the streets again, she was arrested along with her boyfriend of the week - he for DUI, she for public intoxication/drunk and disorderly/mouthing off to the cops, whatever you want to call it. She called a friend, who called my parents, thinking they might go bail. They wouldn't, but they did call the jail and innocently asked if someone could bring her her anti-seizure medicine. Well, as soon as they heard she was on medications for seizures they couldn't get her out of there fast enough. The seizures seem to be drug induced, perhaps together with neurological damage from past drug use and bulimia. She's had scads of neurological evaluations which never have identified a cause. They have always occurred in conjunction with heavy (illegal) drug use, particularly meth - of course, when she's using, she quits her anti-seizure medicine as soon as it runs out.