Searching over 5,500,000 cases.


searching
Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Official citation and/or docket number and footnotes (if any) for this case available with purchase.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.

United States of America v. Jeffrey Choi

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


June 21, 2012

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
JEFFREY CHOI, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dolly M. Gee United States District Judge

FINDINGS OF FACT AND ORDER FOR EXAMINATION TO DETERMINE COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL

WHEREAS on June 20, 2012, the Court held a hearing in this case at which time the government requested that defendant be examined by a psychiatrist concerning his mental competency to stand trial, and

WHEREAS the Court has previously read the indictment and information provided by United States Pretrial Services, which raise concerns regarding defendant's competence, and

WHEREAS defense counsel does not object to the government's request for an examination,

THE COURT HEREBY FINDS, based upon the statements at the hearing and all the files and records in this case,

THAT THERE IS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE that defendant may presently be suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent to the extent that he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or to assist properly in his defense.

THEREFORE, THE COURT ORDERS THAT a psychiatric or psychological examination of defendant be conducted by Saul J. Faerstein, M.D., pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4241, to determine whether defendant is presently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent to the extent that he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or to assist properly in his defense, and

THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS THAT a psychiatric or psychological report of that examination be filed with the Court and served on the parties, including (a) defendant's history and present symptoms, (b) a description of any psychiatric, psychological, or medical tests that were employed and their results, (c) Dr. Faerstein's findings, and (d) Dr. Faerstein's opinions as to diagnosis, prognosis, and whether defendant is suffering from a mental disease or defect rending him mentally incompetent to the extent that he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or assist properly in his defense, and

THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS THAT Dr. Faerstein's report shall be filed and served by 45 days from the date of filing of this Order, unless delays in obtaining medical records or the intervening federal holidays cause Dr. Faerstein to require additional time.

THE COURT FURTHER ORDERS THAT a hearing, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4241, to determine the competency of defendant to stand trial in this case will be scheduled by the Court after the completion and filing of Dr. Faerstein's report of examination.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Presented by: JUSTIN R. RHOADES Assistant United States Attorney

20120621

© 1992-2012 VersusLaw Inc.



Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Official citation and/or docket number and footnotes (if any) for this case available with purchase.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.