Is Pleading Insanity Considered to be a Get Out of Jail Free Card?

What happens if you’re considering pleading insanity in the midst of your criminal case? How does one do this? You…

Diminished Capacity Defense: When Can It Be Used?

The diminished capacity defense is used to limit criminal liability after a defendant has been accused of a crime. Perhaps…

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity: A California Legal Defense

You may have seen somebody claiming not guilty by reason of insanity on television shows or on movies. However, even…

Types of Criminal Defenses: Plead Insanity

There is a brief history behind the insanity defense that may put things into perspective for how it works. In…

The Defendant Did It But…Insanity Defense

If using the legal defense of insanity, which is allowable in California, the defense is asking for the person not…