La. Code Crim. Proc. art. 643

Current with changes from the 2020 Second Extraordinary Session through Act 60
Section 643 - Order for mental examination

The court shall order a mental examination of the defendant when it has reasonable ground to doubt the defendant's mental capacity to proceed. Prior to the ordering of any such mental examination, the court shall appoint counsel to represent the defendant if he has not already retained counsel.

La. Cr.P. § 643

Amended by Acts 1975, No. 325, §1.