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Two Harford lawyers with military ties working to set up local veterans court

Two Harford lawyers with military ties working to set up local veterans court

Leaving military service does not necessarily mean just getting accolades and special benefits.

For many veterans, it can mean a struggle with brain injuries, mental health issues like post-traumatic stress syndrome or drug and alcohol abuse that can spiral into brushes with crime.

Two Harford County lawyers, who are also military veterans, would like to make the county the latest jurisdiction to have a veterans court, one which would give those who served in the armed forces a specialized docket to assist them before they get caught up in the criminal justice system.

Veterans courts, similar to the county's existing drug court program, have been gaining traction since...

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