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Criminal Law: Sexually Violent Predator-Civil Commitment-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant appealed his civil commitment to the Department of Mental Health as a sexually violent predator. Defendant argued that he received ineffective assistance of counsel because his attorney failed to file an answer and object to the state’s “end-of-confinement report” ...

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Criminal Law:Civil Commitment-Expiration of Sentence-Timeliness of Commencement of Commitment Proceedings

Defendant appealed the order committing him to custody for hospitalization and mental health treatment pursuant to the statutory provision that authorized commitment for prisoners whose sentences were “about to expire”. On appeal, defendant argued that the government had not started ...

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