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If the police believe you have done something
wrong, you may have to go to court.
There may be criminal proceedings. These are the steps the
police and courts take to decide if you are guilty or not
An Assessment Order (Section 52D) would be used if you are waiting for your trial and the court thinks you are ill.
A Treatment Order (Section 52M) would be used if you are waiting for your trial and the court thinks you are ill. The court can order you to stay in hospital for treatment.
A Temporary Compulsion Order (Section 53B) is used when the Court decides that your trial cannot start (or must stop) because of your mental disorder.
An Interim Compulsion Order (Section 53) would be used if you are convicted of an offence and the sentence is prison.
A Compulsion Order (Section 57) is used when you are convicted of an offence and the sentence is in prison. The court can decide you must stay in hospital for treatment or have treatment in the community.
A restriction order is made by the court under Section 59 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 at the time of disposal and is added to a compulsion order.
A Hospital Direction (Section 59) would be used alongside a prison sentence. The court can decide you need treatment for your mental disorder.
A Transfer for Treatment Direction would be used if you are serving a prison sentence and doctors feel you should be transferred to hospital for treatment