Review the case in the attachment, including the defendant’s background and information gathered from an evaluation interview with the defendant . You then apply the standards of adjudicative competency and make a determination. Consider how to address potential challenges to your determination. Consider how the standards of competency apply to the defendant in your assigned case.
What is the defendant being charged with (e.g. Felony Theft)? Does this defendant appear to meet the standards for adjudicative competency? Why or why not?What did you need to know to make this determination?What are some of the challenges in determining adjudicative competency?