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US v. Chamton, 12-4725

Following defendant's indictment for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, the District Court's order to forcibly medicate defendant to restore him to competency is vacated and remanded for further proceedings because careful findings concerning the availability of less intrusive means are necessary to vindicate the Supreme Court's admonition that forcible medication motions should be carefully scrutinized due to their impact on personal liberty.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/10/2013
  • Published 06/10/2013

Judges

  • Wilkinson

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel