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It is well established that due process prohibits the criminal prosecution of a defendant who is not competent to stand trial. Medina v. California, 505 U.S. 437, 112 S. Ct. 2572, 120 L. Ed. 2d 353 (1992); Drope v. Missouri, 420 U.S. 162, 95 S. Ct. 896, 43 L. Ed. 2d 103 (1975); Pate v. Robinson, 383 U.S. 375, 86 S. Ct. 836, 15 L. Ed. 2d 815 (1966); State v. Heger, 326 N.W.2d 855 (N.D. 1982). See also Godinez v. Moran, 509 U.S. 389, 113 S. Ct. 2680, 125 L. Ed. 2d 321 (1993). No person who, as a result of mental disease or defect, lacks capacity to understand the proceedings against him or to assist in his own defense shall be tried, convicted, or sentenced for the commission of an offense so long as such incapacity endures.' A defendant is not competent to stand trial if the defendant neither has sufficient present ability to consult with a lawyer with a reasonable degree of rational understanding, nor a rational as well as a factual understanding of the proceedings. Heger at 857; see Drope v. Missouri, supra; Dusky v. United States, 362 U.S. 402, 80 S. Ct. ...

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