• Definition for "competence hearing"
    • a hearing to determine appropriate capacity (to find…
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competence hearing definition

  • noun:
    • a hearing to determine appropriate capacity (to find out whether or not the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with legal counsel in planning a defense)
    • a hearing to determine legal capacity (to ascertain whether or not the defendant can understand the costs and cooperate with an attorney in preparing a defense)
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