Kansas v. Cheever

CRIMINAL LAW—Self-Incrimination

New Jersey Law Journal


A state may, consistent with the Fifth Amendment, introduce the results of a psychiatric examination for the limited purpose of rebutting a mental-status defense whether or not the defendant has agreed to the examination, and whether or not the state recognizes the alleged mental status as a disease or defect.

Originally appeared in print as Psychiatric Exam Results Admissible To Rebut a Drug-Intoxication Defense

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