Greensboro Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss Defenses

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Greensboro criminal defense attorneys discuss defenses in order to assist their clients.

Guilford county trial attorneys must be able to evaluate a case beyond the factual defenses, and effectively utilize such strategies.

The best defense to a crime is the most complete defense, negating the defendant’s responsibility for committing the crime.

Defenses vary in their ability to completely bar prosecution. Most defenses encountered in court are factual in nature. Others attempt to excuse the defendant’s actions, not directly impacting the actual facts (or guilt or innocence) of the alleged crime.

The defense must give the prosecution notice of the intent to use certain defenses. These include alibi, duress, entrapment, insanity, mental infirmity, diminished capacity, self-defense, accident, automatism, involuntary intoxication, and voluntary intoxication. The notice must be given within 20 working days after the trial date is set. Specifics are required if offering notice for duress, entrapment, insanity, automatism or involuntary intoxication. The notice itself is inadmissible against the defendant.

In our next posts, we will explore individual defenses and how they may apply to your case. If you have been charged with a crime, contact Greensboro’s top rated best attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth and Olson. We are here to help!