You can request a medical report at a defendant’s first appearance in court and at any point during court proceedings, under various provisions. The legal adviser will be able to advise which is most appropriate.
The provisions include:
Section 11 (3) requires the court to impose a condition of bail requiring the accused to:
Section 35 of the Mental Health Act 1983 enables a magistrates’ court to remand a defendant to a specified hospital (with agreement of the hospital) to enable a report to be prepared on his/her mental condition. The remand to hospital under this provision may take place only if the following conditions are met:
For further information on the Prison Reform Trust:
Phone 020 7251 5070Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on Rethink Mental Illness:
Phone 0300 5000 927Email email@example.com
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