(CMR) Aaron Montemayor appeared in Summary Court today before Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez for a mention. Montemayor was in court for breaching quarantine on two separate occasions.
He was represented by defense attorney John Meghoo who had the matter transferred over to the Mental Health Court. Matters in Mental Health Court cannot be reported on so this now offers him protection from the media.
Montemayor attended a private boarding school in Utah where he received more individualized attention and greater structure. At the time of submitting his application to the CaymanIslands Government who footed the bill, she made the case that her son suffers from ADHD.
Despite recently apply for legal aid recently his mother was sent posting on social media that she had purchased a new luxury Porche sports car.
According to the judiciary website, Mental Health Court adopts a therapeutic model that includes counseling and medication, with possible sanctions to follow for those who do not maintain the directives that are issued by the Court.
This approach means monitoring by the court, with consideration of each defendant’s progress by a team of professionals dedicated to the task, in pre-court closed meetings with the magistrate presiding.
Whatever confidential information was shared is not disclosed in open court when the magistrate speaks to each defendant. Team members sit on the side, ready to answer any questions or address issues the defendant may raise.
The Mental Health Court team includes probation officers who work with defendants on an individual basis. Monitoring of defendants in the Mental Health Court may include requiring urine samples for drug tests.