Q: Attorney Tully, I am an Army vet with a criminal record. I have criminal charges pending against me. I know I have a mental health issue. Can you help?

A: Maybe. Some Pennsylvania Courts have adopted an innovative program called Veterans Court. The idea of the program is your charges are initially screened by the prosecutor’s office to see if you are eligible for Veterans Court. If your case is accepted, your sentencing is deferred while you complete the Veterans Court Program. You could avoid jail by successfully completing the program. I give a veteran’s discount to any vet I represent. Call me.