When someone is charged with a crime and they ask The Sanders Firm, P.C. to represent them, one of the things we often do is review possible criminal law defenses that may be available to them. In criminal law, there are specific defenses that may be used to negate someone’s culpability in a criminal incident. Often these defenses are used when it is readily evident that the person charged with a crime was involved in the incident but they did not commit a crime or that perhaps originally there had been criminal intent on their part but that intent was abandoned. In using such defenses, we are not making an excuse for the defendant; we are rather, arguing their innocence based on the specific defense.