What is an example of a legal defense?

What is an example of a legal defense?

For example, a criminal defendant may argue that a co-defendant told him that if he didn't commit a burglary, the co-defendant would kill him. Finally, under a necessity defense, the criminal defendant may argue that he or she committed the crime in order to prevent a more significant harm.

What are the types of legal defense?

Types of defenses in a Court of Law
  • Mental disorder (insanity)
  • Automatism.
  • Intoxication.
  • Mistake of fact.
  • Necessity/lesser harm.
  • Lawful capacity of office.
  • Self-defense.
  • Duress.

What is considered an excuse?

An excuse exists to justify, blame or defend a fault…with the intent to absolve oneself of accountability. An excuse will NEVER be followed by positive, goal-directed or solution-oriented behavior.