Defenses to Criminal Charges

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

The Morales Law Firm would like to share this article: Defenses to Criminal Charges published by NOLO. For more information visit www.NOLO.com. 

Here are some common defenses that criminal defendants raise.

To convict a criminal defendant, the prosecutor must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Of course, the defendant gets an opportunity to present a defense. There are many defenses, from "I didn't do it" to "I did it, but it was self-defense” and beyond. Read more about some common defenses below.

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Q&A: The Insanity Defense to Criminal Charges

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 @ 03:54 PM

Why do we allow a guilty defendant to be found not guilty by reason of insanity?

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Tags: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Charges, Criminal Defense, Mental Illness, Insanity Plea, Criminal Law, Insanity