Marginal note:General rule for period
Marginal note:Exception in fitness cases
(2) No assessment order to determine whether the accused is unfit to stand trial shall be in force for more than five days, excluding holidays and the time required for the accused to travel to and from the place where the assessment is to be made, unless the accused and the prosecutor agree to a longer period not exceeding thirty days.
Marginal note:Exception for compelling circumstances
(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), a court may make an assessment order that remains in force for sixty days where the court is satisfied that compelling circumstances exist that warrant it.
- 1991, c. 43, s. 4.
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