There Will No Longer be an NCR Trial

As you may know, I have been facing an upcoming NCR (Not Criminally Responsible) Trial. My intention was to show to the judge that I do not have schizophrenia as Dr. Potlick, the forensic psychiatrist, said I do, and I therefore cannot be NCR. However, there is no longer going to be an NCR Trial because my lawyer gave some info about me — Dr. Potlick’s NCR report and some info from my health record — to another forensic psychiatrist. And this forensic psychiatrist — our expert witness, whom I’ll call Dr. Johnathon — gave his opinion — after looking over the info — to my lawyer that he felt I was criminally responsible during the time of the incident.

My lawyer gave this new information to the Crown. He replied back after some time and told my lawyer he is no longer seeking an NCR finding, but would agree to a fine and a driving prohibition of one year as well as some assurance that I intend to continue seeing my doctor. I intend to try to go through the Mental Health Court program instead. I am waiting to hear back from my lawyer as to whether this is possible. I’ll be writing a more detailed article on this matter in the near future.

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