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Locate two cases that discuss various types of criminal defenses.
Write a 825-word case analysis in which you identify and examine the types of criminal defenses that were used. Include the following:
Criminal Defense Case Analysis
Length: 3 pages (825 Words)
It is always the role of the prosecutor to prove beyond doubt that the accused person is guilty of a crime and worthy of a sentence (Carmen, 2012). When the prosecutor initiates a valid case, the accused, either by themselves or through skilled attorneys has the liberty to present various defenses to dispute on the prosecutor’s accusations or argue why they did whatever they did.
Schmalleger (2010) states, “A defense is composed of evidence, and arguments provided by the defendant or his/her attorney(s) to demonstrate why the accused should not be accountable for a criminal offense”. This paper will use two cases to discuss various forms of criminal defenses and their application in court. Factual defense is a legal defense that offers two group of defense namely excuse and justification. Justification defense is categorized into six groups; consent, self-defense, defense against others, necessity defense, resisting of unlawful arrest and defense of property and home. Moreover, the paper will use example of two cases to discuss self-defense and necessity defense. In the excuse, defense factors involved include syndrome based, age, duress, intoxication, mistakes, and medical. Additionally when it comes