What happens after I see the doctors?
After seeing the juvenile and before the next court hearing the doctors will prepare a report to the court informing the judge whether the doctor believes the juvenile is competent, incompetent/ restorable or incompetent/non-restorable. The judge will use this information to determine the juvenile’s competency.

The options are:
- If the judge finds the juvenile competent the court will set the matter for an adjudication (trial)
- If the child is found incompetent/restorable, the child will be placed in restoration
- If the child is found incompetent/non-restorable the charges will be dismissed

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1. Why would an attorney request a mental competency hearing?
2. Why does it matter whether I am competent or not?
3. What happens if the court orders a mental competency exam?
4. How do I know when to meet with the doctors?
5. What happens after I see the doctors?
6. What is restoration?
7. If the juvenile is found competent, then what?