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Criminal Defenses Quiz

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1. Which of the following is a valid defense against a criminal charge that involves admitting to the act but claiming it was necessary to avoid a greater evil?

2. In the context of criminal law, claiming temporary insanity as a defense against criminal charges is based on what principle?

3. What criminal defense argues that the defendant was forced into committing a crime as a result of immediate threat of serious bodily harm or death?

4. Which defense to a criminal charge involves the defendant acknowledging their actions but asserting that they acted in response to an immediate threat to themselves or others?

5. In criminal law, which defense claims that the defendant's ability to understand the wrongfulness of their actions was significantly impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the crime?

6. Under which of the following conditions can the defense of necessity be claimed in criminal law?

7. Which of the following best describes the legal concept of 'imperfect self-defense'?

8. What is the primary criteria for the insanity defense in criminal law?

9. Which legal defense argues that the defendant had to commit the crime in order to prevent more serious harm to themselves or others, under circumstances that were not their making?

10. If a defendant successfully proves the defense of insanity in a criminal case, what is the likely outcome?