Demystifying Medicine Video

In certain circumstances, a lawyer may want to make the case that an individual charged with a crime is mentally unfit to stand trial. What does this process truly entail? How is an individual assessed on their ability to stand trial and who is involved in this process? This video describes the process and explores the stigma associated with being mentally unfit to stand trial.

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