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61. Mental Competency Of An Accused

The procedures prescribed for determinations of mental competency to stand trial and related commitment proceedings are set out in 18 U.S.C. §§ 4241 et seq. See Charles A. Wright, Federal Practice and Procedure: Criminal 2d, at Sec. 196. The separate question of insanity or incompetence at the time of the offense as a defense to criminal charges is discussed in the Criminal Resource Manual at 634 et seq.

[cited in USAM 9-9.000]

Updated June 8, 2015