Greensboro trial lawyer Chad Garrett explains defenses to crimes; if you have been charged with a crime, you may find assistance or inspiration from this list.
The best defense to a crime in Greensboro 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. Any defenses that may apply to a defendant’s case must be explored with the defendant. North Carolina’s Pattern Jury Instructions are excellent resources when exploring whether specific defenses apply to a defendant’s case.
Common defenses include alibi, duress, entrapment, insanity, mental infirmity, diminished capacity, self-defense, accident, automatism, involuntary intoxication, and voluntary intoxication.
If you would like to explore the defense to a current charged offense, contact the felony trial attorneys and misdemeanor defense lawyers at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth and Olson at 336-379-0539. We look forward to helping you!