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Criminal Defense

The Insanity Defense in California Courts

Posted in Criminal Defense on February 19, 2019

A defendant in a California criminal case will have two options to plea during an arraignment, or an initial hearing: guilty or not guilty. Within these two main options are subcategories. One option within the not guilty plea is the insanity defense. Using this defense means the defendant is admitting to committing the crime, but…

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