In Oklahoma, criminal defense cases are constructed according to the type of defense identified. Specific factors that apply to the criminal offense lead to the most effective defense choice. A local attorney could provide a defense for the defendant based on related factors.
Using the Insanity Defense
To use the insanity defense, the defendant must have a history of mental illness. A licensed psychiatrist must evaluate the defendant to determine if the individual is classified as insane. However, documented medical records could be used to show the defendant’s current mental status. If insanity is proven, the case could be dismissed due to an inability to commit the crime and/or understand that a crime was committed.
A Self-Defense Case
Self-defense indicates that the defendant committed the crime to stop the victim from harming them. The defendant must show how they feared for their life due to the actions of the victim. …