Stu Dents is faced with the following charges;
Assaulting a police officer
Crimes related to drugs
The team is tasked to develop two arguments
based on the charges and the evidence
collected from the scene of crime.
Evidence of a psychological disorder should
push the jury to ask for more time to allow the
severity of Dents action to reduce.
Charging him should be done after the
He is not competent to stand trial
Requires psychological treatment such as
Once the psychological tests results are out,
Dent should be sentenced to a mental
Normal correctional facilities have the potential
of worsening Dents condition and he might be
a danger to himself and others.
Additionally, in the mental institution he
would get the appropriate mental and physical
No evidence of kidnapping as the victim could
have accompanied Dents to the scene of crime
Dents and the victim had a romantic
relationship a matter that complicates the issue.
The fact that drugs were found in Dents
system, there is no evidence that someone else
did not administer them.
Dents mental condition prevented him from
taking a lie detector test to ascertain the truth of
Charges of kidnapping and crimes related to
drugs should be dropped.
The charge on assaulting a police officer should
be reduced to resisting arrest.
Additionally, the defendant would plea guilty
to man slaughter as his psychological disorder
could compromise the chances of getting a
homicide guilty verdict.
Running head: SENTENCE PROPOSAL
Ruling On State V. Stu Dents
The team prepared two different arguments based on the ...