A public defender filed a Speedy Trial Motion then 10 days later filed a Motion to Evaluate Competency on the client without telling him. The defendant was found competent by a Doctor. Months later when the Speedy Trial Motion is reaching it's limit, the attorney filed another competency evaluation without telling the defendant who is demanding trial because he is innocent. The defendant has fired the attorney in the courtroom and the judge said he did not have the right to do that, then allowed that same attorney to file a second competency evaluation without allowing the defendant to object.
How can this happen and is this legal?
There is nothing illegal about an attorney filing another motion for competency evaluation after the first one was granted and the defendant was found competent. The defendant also cannot "fire" his or her court-appointed attorney, unless the judge permits that to occur, which might happen if the defendant had hired other counsel.
From what you posted the attorney does not feel that the client is competent to stand trial or assist in the preparation of his own defense.
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It is not unreasonable to question the competency of a person who decides to represent themselves, without an attorney, when facing possible jail or prison time. It is a terrible idea and borderline irrational.
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