Monday, April 7, 2014

Does an Insanity Defense Really Work? A Skilled Raleigh Lawyer Knows How and When it Might.

North Carolina operates under the M’Naghten rule which states, “The central issue of this definition may be stated as "did the defendant know what he was doing, or, if so, that it was wrong?"

Further complicating the matter, the presiding judge has at his sole discretion to ability to determine the sanity of the accused from the fact presented.

For these reasons a successful insanity defense is extremely rare and unlikely to see a professional Raleigh lawyer enter such a plea.

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