OK, THanks for the reply.
If I understand you correctly, your daughter was found guilty of embezzling money from her employer, a church. She was tried and sentenced to 17 months in jail.
Your question is: can she be tried and found guilty, and sentenced to 17 months in jail, without first having a psychiatric evaluation?
The answer is yes, all of that can happen without her ever being evaluated. There is no requirement in Ohio, or any other state, for a defendant to be first examined by a doctor prior to their trial or going to jail.
If any member of the court, that is the judge, prosecutor, or defense attorney
, has an honest belief that the defendant is not mentally fit to stand trial, they can make a motion to have the defendant tested. But if no one makes that motion, the defendant will not be evaluated by a psychiatrist, and the case will move forward.
Good luck to you and your daughter.