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Assessing Competency and Responsibility in Criminal Cases
Wednesday, October 8, 2014|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC
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Hon. Robert C. Cosgrove, Superior Court
Hon. Diane M. Kottmyer, Superior Court
Debra A. Pinals, M.D., Assistant Commissioner, Forensic Services, Department of Mental Health
This evening program for judges will cover:
- The Statutory Framework Governing Competency Determinations
- Practical Considerations in Dealing with Competency Issues, including the Consequences of an Incompetency Finding
- Pretrial Procedures relating to Evaluations of a Defendant’s Mental Condition at the Time of the Crime Alleged
- Trial Issues in Cases Involving Evidence of Defendant’s Lack of Criminal Responsibility or Mental Impairment