October 28th, 2014

Time between arrest and eventual sentencing *without* a trial in New York state

Hello all! I'm writing a piece set in modern-day NYC involving a character who is arrested and eventually sent to a maximum-security mental hospital for a variety of crimes, including kidnapping and the murder of a police detective. (He's not actually guilty or insane -- it's a whole possession situation -- but of course no one believes that.) Everything I'm finding on Google is about criminal trials, but in this case there isn't one because he's declared not competent, etc. So my question is: approximately how long would it take from the arrest to his arriving at the hospital, accounting for a few weeks spent in a regular hospital because of injuries sustained during the interrogation (read: exorcism) and before? I'm assuming it would be somewhat speedy because of the high-profile nature of the case and because of the overwhelming evidence, but maybe I'm just judging by the always-accurate Law & Order. Just looking for a general-ish time frame. Thanks in advance!