State v. WhiteAnnotate this Case
After a jury-waived trial, Defendant was found guilty of assault with a weapon and sentenced to twenty years with the Department of Public Health and Human Services. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court (1) erred when it determined that he was not mentally fit to stand trial at a fitness proceeding in which he was not present, and (2) erred by failing to complete the initial appearance process. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant was not prejudiced by his absence from the fitness proceeding; and (2) Defendant was not prejudiced by the district court’s failure to provide the advisories in Mont. Code Ann. 46-7-102.