Q: can a judge and the state deny me mention of a mental condition directly related to the instant offence?
State objected to my counsel's use of my Vietnam service and Federally and State certified 100% total and permanent disability for PTSD. My mental condition had everything to do with my leaving the scene. My question is can they deny me a defense? I was found guilty at trial.
A: This would be an issue for the appellate courts ….remember you generally have thirty days to appeal your case and your appellate lawyers should know what to do.
A: The certifications of disability, by themselves, would be hearsay; did your counsel try to prove your disability, and it's causing you to leave the scene, with live expert witnesses?
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