§ 13-4501 Definitions
§ 13-4502 Effect of incompetency
§ 13-4503 Request for competency examination; jurisdiction over competency hearings; referral
§ 13-4504 Dismissal of misdemeanor charges; notice
§ 13-4505 Appointment of experts; costs
§ 13-4506 Examination for purposes of insanity defense
§ 13-4507 Examination of competency to stand trial
§ 13-4508 Privilege against self-incrimination; sealed reports
§ 13-4509 Expert’s report
§ 13-4510 Competency hearing and orders
§ 13-4511 Competency to refuse treatment; length of sentence
§ 13-4512 Competency restoration treatment; order; commitment; costs
§ 13-4513 Appointment of clinical liaison
§ 13-4514 Progress reports; rehearings
§ 13-4515 Duration of order; excluded time calculation; notice of dismissed charge or voided order; petitions
§ 13-4516 Notice to central state repository; records
§ 13-4517 Incompetent defendants; disposition
§ 13-4518 Screening; sexually violent person; appointment of competent professional
§ 13-4519 Detention of defendant during insanity; restoration to sanity
§ 13-4520 Expenses of maintenance of insane defendant as county charge

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 13 > Chapter 41 - Incompetence to Stand Trial

  • Act: means a bodily movement. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Capital: means the aggregate primary capital and secondary capital. See Arizona Laws 6-351
  • Clinical liaison: means a mental health expert or any other individual who has experience and training in mental health or developmental disabilities and who is qualified and appointed by the court to aid in coordinating the treatment or training of individuals who are found incompetent to stand trial. See Arizona Laws 13-4501
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying culpable mental state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Crime: means a misdemeanor or a felony. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Dangerous instrument: means anything that under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used or threatened to be used is readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deadly weapon: means anything designed for lethal use, including a firearm. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means the department of insurance and financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Deputy director: means the deputy director of the financial institutions division of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Financial institution: means banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer lenders, international banking facilities and financial institution holding companies under the jurisdiction of the department. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Incompetent to stand trial: means that as a result of a mental illness, defect or disability a defendant is unable to understand the nature and object of the proceeding or to assist in the defendant's defense. See Arizona Laws 13-4501
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Mental health expert: means a physician who is licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 13 or 17 or a psychologist who is licensed pursuant to Title 32, Chapter 19. See Arizona Laws 13-4501
  • Misdemeanor: means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment other than to the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Obligation: means a primary or contingent liability for the payment of money. See Arizona Laws 6-351
  • Person: includes an individual, a corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, joint venture or association or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 6-351
  • Person: means a human being and, as the context requires, an enterprise, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership, a firm, a society, a government, a governmental authority or an individual or entity capable of holding a legal or beneficial interest in property. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Physical injury: means the impairment of physical condition. See Arizona Laws 13-105
  • Primary capital: means the aggregate of the following:

    (a) Common and perpetual preferred stock. See Arizona Laws 6-351

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Secondary capital: means the aggregate of the following:

    (a) Limited life preferred stock. See Arizona Laws 6-351

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Threat to public safety: means charged with the commission of any of the following:

    (a) A crime involving the discharge, use or threatening exhibition of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or the infliction of physical injury on another person. See Arizona Laws 13-4501

  • Title: includes this title, title 32, chapters 9 and 36 and Title 44, Chapter 2. See Arizona Laws 6-101