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NOTICE OF INSANITY OR MENTAL DEFECT

FED. R. CRIM. P. Rule 12.2 requires a defendant who “intends to rely upon the defense of insanity” [FED. R. CRIM. P. Rule 12.2(2)] or who “intends to introduce expert testimony relating to a mental …condition bearing upon … whether he had the mental state required for the offense charged” [FED. R. CRIM. P. Rule 12.2(b)], to notify the attorney for government of same in writing (and file a copy of such notice with the clerk) at the time provided for filing of pretrial motions. Whereupon the government may seek court-ordered psychiatric examination of the accused. FED. R. CRIM. P. Rule 12.2(c). Again, failure to comply with either the notice requirements of subsection (a) and (b) or to submit to the examination under subsection ( c) may result in the exclusion, of expert witnesses offered by the defendant on the issue of defendant’s guilt.

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