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Criminal Practice – Government delayed seeking civil commitment (access required)

Where the defendant was declared incompetent to stand trial and unable to be  restored to competency, and the government then took six months to seek his civil confinement as a “sexually dangerous person,” the civil commitment certification was dismissed as untimely. Background Six months after a Maryland federal district court declared Sean Wayda incompetent to stand trial ...

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