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Criminal Practice – SVP Commitment – Competency Evaluation – No Statutory Right – First Impression (access required)

The Sexually Violent Predator Act includes numerous safeguards to ensure an individual’s constitutional right to procedural due process; however, a competency hearing is not one of those safeguards. The trial court did not err in denying appellant’s motion for a competency evaluation prior to his sexually violent predator (SVP) commitment proceeding. We affirm appellant’s commitment. In 1999, ...

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