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Criminal – Competency – Forcible Medication – Waiver (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a criminal defendant’s guilty plea to a firearm charge, entered after four years of competency hearings leading to a forcible medication order; defendant did not appeal the earlier forcible medication order and his guilty plea waived his right to appeal that order now. Defendant seeks to reopen his judgment of conviction ...