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defence of insanity [1 record]

Record 1 2013-11-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Practice and Procedural Law
  • Penal Law
CONT

In a criminal trial, the insanity defenses are possible defenses by excuse, via which defendants may argue that they should not be held criminally liable for breaking the law, as they were mentally ill at the time of their allegedly criminal actions.

CONT

In order to support a defence of insanity the disease must, of course, be of such intensity as to render the accused incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of the violent act or of knowing it was wrong.

Key term(s)
  • defense of insanity
  • mental disorder defense

French

Domaine(s)
  • Droit judiciaire
  • Droit pénal
CONT

Afin d'appuyer une défense d'aliénation mentale, la maladie doit, bien sûr, être d'une intensité telle qu'elle rende l'accusé incapable de juger la nature et la qualité de l'acte violent ou de savoir qu'il est mauvais.

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