Insanity Defense Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Insanity Defense, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Insanity Defense?

In criminal cases the defense made during the trial that the accuse was not aware that he/she was commiting a crime as he/she was of unsound mind and because of this defect he was not able to judge that the act was illegal.The act was perfromed because of a mental defect and was not commited intentionally.