West Warwick, RI asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island

Q: Is there a good chance that someone can be judged innocent if he has been diagnosed with a mental illness?

My fiance is currently incarcerated. he has a history of minor violent crimes and i currently has charged pending felony assault and simple assault domestic. He has not been seeking help with his mentally illness or taking any pescribed pills. but now he is.

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  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: This is an excellent topic for him to discuss with his attorney. Innocence is a different concept from legal competence and his attorney will have explained all of this to him before the court hearing.

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