Understanding Procedural Vs. Affirmative Criminal Defenses

In American law, there are roughly three classes of defenses that can be used when responding to a criminal charge. These are procedural defenses, affirmatives ones, and negative ones. Note that they are not mutually exclusive, and a criminal law attorney may elect to use any of the three strategies to protect a client's rights and freedom. Let's take a look at what these defenses are and how they might be employed. [Read More]