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Competency to Proceed in Criminal Cases. Palm Beach Criminal Attorney, Roger P. Foley

Criminal Attorney discusses Competency to Proceed in Criminal Cases and the difficulty encountered by the court, the defendant,their families and the attorneys. Competency To Proceed basically is whether teh defendant understands the role of the parties in the case. For exampel what is the role of the Judge? What does a jury do? What does a lawyer do? What does the state attorney do? Does teh Defendant understand the proceedings and whether he/she understands the penalties they face in criminal court. Can the defendant aid his attorney in the defense of the case? This is what is all about. If not, then the case is assigned to mental health court wherein the purpose is to restore the defendant back to competency. It is a difficult chore and come with frustration. It requires many court hearings, many doctors, social workers, and various experts that give their opinion. It does not guarantee that teh case will be dismissed. Generally, for a felony case to be dismissed the Defendant must be found to be incompetrent for a period of 5 years. Testing is usually done every 6 months. Questions: Visit our website or call (561) 746-7076.

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I was charged with Domestic Violence few years ago and I was referred to Roger Foley from a family member! Roger is a BULLDOG! He was great and very aggressive in helping me beat this bogus case. Case was dismissed! He was on top of everything until the end!! Thomas
My wife (Mother of Stepson) and I Hired Mr Foley to represent my stepson in a minor criminal case. We would highly recommend as it is obvious to us That Mr Foley Genuinely cares and wants to do the Best he can for you which he did for us. Also has a great rapport with all parties in the courtroom..... Steve
Roger P. Foley got me reinstated. Also he got my COS waived, and got me to still be terminated off of probation on my expected termination date. I feel very comfortable with the decision my lawyer made for me. Also I would refer him to anyone who has a criminal felony or misdemeanor case. Jamar
Roger is a very compassionate person, he truly cares about his clients. He helped me with my case and was there for me every step of the way even if it was just reassurance that I needed. I would recommend him to anyone, he is absolutely the best! Cassandra G.
I think your firm did a great job on 3 cases that were 28 years old. The results are better than expected. I truly appreciate the hard work that you and your firm put forth in obtaining the results that we did on this case. Jim