Competence to Stand Trial, Prosecutor

Jackson v. Superior Court, 406 P.3d 782 (Cal. 2017)

The Supreme Court of California found that the prosecution was permitted to dismiss prior charges and refile identical charges where the defendant had been committed for the duration of the statutory period while being evaluated for competence to stand trial; provided, however, that if found still incompetent to stand trial, the defendant could not be re-committed for another statutory period.

Found in DMHL Volume 37, Issue 1