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In essence it could be re-named the prove it defense.
Affirmative defenses definition and how it relates to the criminal trial system. See what crimes this law bars liability for.
What is the insanity defense and when can it be applied? Find out more about how Iowa law applies the rule.
The diminished responsibility defense is similar yet different to the defense of insanity and is only used in specific, limited circumstances.
The defense of justification is often times also referred to as self-defense, however justification is a much broader defense which includes, self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property.
An Alibi defense must be filed within forty days of the defendant's arraignment and must include specific information or the defense could be barred.
This defense must also be raised within forty days of arraignment but unlike the insanity defense, it does not subject the accused to an evaluation.
The legal defense of Entrapment is not what most people envision.
Compulsion is a rare defense and is used in situations where another person threatens harm to the accused and the accused commits a crime to avoid the threatened harm.
If a defense is not applicable the focus needs to shift to looking at whether any statutory or constitutional violations have occurred.
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