Dear PAO,

I read somewhere that "insanity" can be used as a way to evade criminal liability. Does the person raising such a defense need to prove it or he may just play along and pretend to be insane in court and be granted immunity from criminal actions? What is insanity as a defense and how does it apply?

Premium + Digital Edition

Ad-free access

P 80 per month
(billed annually at P 960)
  • Unlimited ad-free access to website articles
  • Limited offer: Subscribe today and get digital edition access for free (accessible with up to 3 devices)

See details
See details