Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fifth Circuit -- USA v. Jesse Gutierrez

Approval of involuntary medication of deft in order to stand trial.

No need for BOP Haring Officer to directly order the medication -- factual finding that it is indicated is sufficient.

Inability to replicate on the stand the mens rea at time of alleged crime is not a defense to involuntary medication.

USA v. Jesse Gutierrez
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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