Competency to Stand Trial/Fitness to Proceed Evaluations

Comprehensive assessments of whether or not a defendant has a mental illness or defect that is thought to interfere with their ability to participate in court, understand legal proceedings, and work with their lawyer for form a defense.

  • Clinical Interview
  • Review of the records
  • Competency measures (i.e., MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool-Criminal Adjudication, Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial-Revised)
  • Collateral interviews 

Oregon Laws:

ORS 161.360

ORS 161.365