Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity?

It is an order passed by the court on the defendant whose lawyer have pleaded that at the time of commiting the crime, the defendant was not in position to dintinguish the right and wrong and that there was no intention for commiting crime, which implies, that the defendant was mentally not stable or insane. The court may ask the attornies to very or prove the state of inasnity on the basis of which a ” not guilty” verdict will be passed. If the defendant is found to be temporary insane, he/she will have to go for psychiatrist treatment. If he is found to be insane, he will have to be treated at the mental hospital.