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SB 1298 Incompetent defendants; capital murder charges.

Introduced by: Adam P. Ebbin | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Incompetent defendants; capital murder. Provides that when an incompetent defendant is charged with capital murder and has been determined to be unrestorably incompetent, the court may order that the defendant receive medically appropriate treatment rather than treatment designed to restore competency and that hearings will be held upon the request of the defendant or his counsel at yearly intervals for five years and biennially thereafter. Under current law, hearings are held every six months.


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