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Tag Archives: Competency

Criminal Law: Guilty Plea-Competency

Where a defendant’s counsel argued that his client’s competency at the plea-entry stage was an issue for appeal, the district court did not err in finding that the defendant was competent to plead guilty, so the judgment is affirmed and ...

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Criminal Law: Assault of Probation Officer -Competency -Commitment to Hospitalization

Where defendant’s mental health professionals and his independent psychological examiner unanimously agreed that defendant lacked insight into his mental condition, was noncompliant with medication, displayed paranoid and delusional behavior, and engaged in behaviors that led to his criminal charges, commitment ...

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Criminal Law : Death Penalty – Competency – Mental Status

State ex rel. Andre Cole v. Griffith (MLW No. 67644/Case No. SC94880 – 39 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Breckenridge, J.; Russell, C.J., Fischer and Wilson, JJ., concur; Stith, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Draper and Teitelman, JJ., concur in opinion of Stith, J.)

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Criminal Law : Competency – Anxiety Disorder – Death Penalty Case

State v. Driskill (MLW No. 67616/Case No. SC93882 – 42 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Draper III, J.; Russell, C.J., Fischer, Wilson, and Teitelman, JJ., concur; Breckenridge, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Stith, J., concurs in opinion of Breckenridge, J.)

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