persistent​ ​psychiatric disease​

Question 12 ​Name and define the two most important categories of true defenses. affirmative criminal defense​ is a civil lawsuit or criminal charge is a fact or set of facts other than those alleged by the plaintiff or prosecutor which, if proven by the defendant, defeats or mitigates the legal consequences of the defendant’s otherwise unlawful conduct. the insanity defense​, is an affirmative​ ​defense​ by​ ​excuse​ in a​ ​criminal case​, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for his or her actions due to an episodic or persistent​ ​psychiatric disease​ at the time of the criminal act