Understanding Non-Affirmative Criminal Defenses (National Overview)

Production Date: October 07, 2016 Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Litigation, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3643 minutes


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This lecture describes non-affirmative criminal defenses in the national context. Topics include: (1) the constitutional right to present a defense, (2) “SODDIT,” or “Some Other Dude Did It,” (3) Alibi, and (4) Defects in the State’s Proof.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the major differences between jurisdictions as to issues such as burdens of proof, alibi evidence, and defects in the state’s proof
  2. Understand the practical issues and pitfalls of presenting non-affirmative defenses, including strategy, tactics, instructions, and typical evidentiary issues
Pat C.
Deer Park, IL

This speaker is excellent. Great examples given during his lecture too.

Kathleen B.
Canby, OR

Very interesting presentation!!

Jerry L G.
Owensboro, KY


Joshua R.
Chicago, IL

Very good

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torrance, CA


Brenda Ann D.
Tuscaloosa, AL

Seemed to be especially good by being based on instructor's personal trial experience combined with case references.

Marilyn G.
Sterling, AL

very informative