The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law Chapter 11: Excuse Me! Excuse pg 20: Conclusion
If, that is, the defense is even recognized in his state any more. Some jurisdictions have abolished the Diminished Capacity defense. And others define it differently. So in real life, Doug might not have a valid defense even then.
So far, we’ve covered a lot of excuse defenses that you hear about a lot, but which rarely come up in real life, and which almost never succeed.
But before we move on to Justification defenses, there is one excuse that you hear about which does come up in real life.
And it’s one that people get wrong all the time.
So how about we learn how to get it right?
Okay! We’ll learn all about it next time in Part 12: “I Was Entrapped!”