Insanity defense for sexual abuse charges in Iowa
Iowa follows the M’Naghten rule. There’s some insanity defense is used infrequently and is infrequently — but not never — successful. Your husband’s attorney is the only one positioned to have a conversation with your husband about whether insanity is an appropriate defense to consider in your husband’s situation.
All legal stuff aside, I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Please take care of yourself and seek whatever counseling or other support services are appropriate. Having a loved one facing charges like this could be frightening and overwhelming for anyone.
This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. This post was about someone’s husband who was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse and about her hopes that the insanity defense could help to acquit him. Consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction to determine whether this post is relevant to you.
Ask your attorney or check the Iowa Code to determine whether the Iowa crime you’ve been charged with is a felony or a misdemeanor so that you know what to expect at sentencing. If you’re facing misdemeanor charges but aren’t yet sure whether you want to talk to an attorney, here are some initial steps you can take to help yourself.