Forensic Evaluation & Expert Witness Testimony

Providing mental health evaluations and expert witness testimony in both civil and criminal matters including:

  • Competency
  • Mental Illness Diagnosis
  • Treatment Needs
  • Sexual Deviance and Criminality
  • Degree of Dangerousness
  • Conditional Release

Dr. Hupka began his specialization in forensic services in 1991 while working as a prison psychologist in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Since 1997 he has served on the California Mentally Disordered Offender Evaluation Panel where he has evaluated over 1000 inmates to assess their mental illness, dangerousness, parole suitability, mental status at the time of the crime, and treatment needs. He served for 13 years on the California Sexually Violent Predator Evaluation Panel where he conducted over 500 evaluations of sex offenders throughout the California, assessing their degree of sexual deviance, risk of reoffense, and treatment needs. He has qualified as an Expert Witness in approximately 75 sex offender Court cases throughout California, working with both prosecution and defense. He has provided psychological evaluations for the Conditional Released Program in California. He also serves on the Washington State sex offender evaluation panel.