Criminal Defense Case Analysis

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Criminal Defense Case Analysis Paper Brandy Alston
University of Phoenix
Criminal Law
Professor Joseph Wade
March 1, 2012

Criminal Defense Case Analysis Paper

Many individuals are aware of the process that lawyer go through to convict an individual. The prosecution has to prove a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of a crime, the accused does not have to present evidence for the innocent. The Fifth Amendment is the United States constitution states a defendant is not compelled to under oath criminate themselves, however in most cases the defendant want the chance to prove their innocent in court by having a defense. Criminal law is define as a code, rules, or statute that prohibits the conducts this is prohibit in region or state, federal government. However, when laws results in violations where the individual charged with the crime and haul off to jail. Although once the individual charged, they have the right to defend themselves in court with legal representation.
This paper aims to examine and identify the different kind of criminal defense used in a criminal trial. This paper will discuss the two common defenses used in our justice system legal I did it but and factual I did not do it, the defense I did not do it means presumption of innocent and the defense I did it but means guilty with reason. Factual defense is the legal defense offers two group defense excuse and justification that has six categories for them. In justification, the six groups are self-defense, consent, resisting unlawful arrest, defense against others, necessity defense, and defense of property and home. In the excuse defense there is syndrome based, duress, age, intoxication, medical and mistakes. Addition when it comes to the medical and legal perspective insanity in a criminal trial. There are many ways an individual can defend…...

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