Different Types of Criminal Defenses

A criminal defense is a strategic argument that attempts to challenge the validity and sufficiency of the prosecution’s evidence. There are different types of criminal defense that the defendantsuseto protect him or herself.

Some types of criminal defense:

Insanity Defense

the argument that the defendant did not know that the alleged crime committed by him or her waswrong. This is applicable if the defendant has a mental disease or defect at the time the crime was committed.


the defendant wasforced to commit a crime because he or she was threatened with unlawful force.


the defendant’s action was not intentional and that it was a sudden act of self-defense.


claim diminished responsibility on the basis of substance intoxication. Although being intoxicated won’t necessarily clear a defendant of most crimes, it can in some situations negate an element of thecrime.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockland County and Orange County

Whether you are accused of a misdemeanor or felony, criminal defense attorney Reuven J. Epstein is ready to fight for you. He has successfully defended the rights of many clients accused of serious crimes. Call the Office of Reuven J. Epstein: 845-459-0002 and 800-579-1605 to schedule your appointment.