As seen on:
1610 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
There are several tests that the courts use to determine whether a defendant is mentally ill. These tests are:
The defendant must not know that his act was wrong; or not understand the nature and quality of the act.
Irresistible Impulse Test
The defendant is unable to control his actions or conform his conduct according the law.
The crime is a product of her mental illness. In other words, the crime would not have been committed if the defendant was not mentally ill.
A.L.I. or Model Penal Code Test
Defendant had a mental defect and lacked the capacity to appreciate the criminality of his actions or conform his conduct to the law.