Temporary Insanity Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Temporary Insanity?

During the proceeding of a criminal case, the defence lawyer can claim that the accused was not in position to identify whether his/her act of crime was legal or illegal, at the time of the performing the crime, and was suffering from Mental disorder. Generally there is no proof of such conditions except the immediate action before or after the crime as its temporary by nature. Sometimes such claims are used to lower down the degree of crime and sentence thereafter.