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These evaluations are usually requested by the defense, and occasionally by the prosecution for a "rebuttal", or to assure the objectivity of the defense witness.
The reports reflect local case law or statutory requirements and are performed in accordance to the decisions in Coker v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 280 (1976); Locket v. Ohio, 487 U.S. 586 (1978); Edmund v. Florida, 458 U.S. 782 (1982); Ake v. Oklahoma, 470 U.S. 68 S.Ct. 1087 (1985); Thompson v. Oklahoma, 487 U.S. 815 (1988); Penry v. Lynaugh, 492 U.S. 302 (1989); Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361, 109 S.Ct. (1989); Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304; 122 S. Ct. 2242 (2002); Ring v. Arizona, 200 Ariz. 267, 25 P .3d 1139 (2002); Panetti v.Quarterman, 2007...
These evaluations require a considerable amount of time for interviewing the defendant, reviewing collateral information and assisting the defense attorney in preparation to the trial. The reports can include, but are not limited to:

The party making the referral is responsible for the provision of the necessary collateral information for the preparation of the repot.

*For forensic psychiatric evaluations referrals only by attorneys, courts, insurance companies and employers. Please do not send any confidential information until professional relationship has been established. The evaluator retains the right to refuse to become involved in a case for undisclosed reasons. This summary merely provides basic framework, and does not intend to cover all the specifics and nuances of the evaluation process and report preparation. I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website and its associated sites. Nothing on this site constitutes legal or medical advice. If you require legal advice or service, please contact an attorney.

- Insanity Defense / Criminal Responsibility - Competency to Stand Trial - Diminished Capacity -
- Capital Sentencing / Mitigation - Sex Offenders - Violence Risk Assessments - Malingering -
- Suicide Risk Assessments - Medicolegal Issues in Correctional Psychiatry - Juvenile Transfer -
Testamentary Capacity / Undue Influence - Competency to Make a Will -
- Disability Evaluations / Independent Medical Evaluations - Discrimination -
- Workers' Compensation - Personal Injury / Psychiatric Harm -
- Psychiatric Malpractice / Standards of Care / Medical Record Review -
- Americans with Disabilities Act / ADA - Sexual Harassment - Workplace Violence Assessments -
- Testimonial Capacity / Competency to Testify as a Witness -
- other forensic, mental health and law related assessments -

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