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There are many different ways in which people tend to be confused on what the plea of insanity actually means and what it does not mean Many people tend to not know what it means to actually be considered insane rather than competent because they do not know what restrictions have to be met for someone to be considered insane which leads them to misuse the insanity plea in court The majority of the time people tend to not realize what the difference is between competency and insanity along with the fact that even if they plea insane they can still be guilty of whatever crime they committed and the punishments that come with itMost of the time people when staging their defense and attempting to plea insane in court tend to not know what the difference is between being someone who is legally considered to be insane and someone who is considered to be competent The legal definition that is offered by the courts for someone who is competent to testify is if they are able to perceive remember communicate and believe that they are morally obligated to tell the truth The Free Dictionary Also those who are found to be incompetent to stand trial are held in a mental institution until they are considered capable of participating in the proceedings The Free Dictionary As for those who plead insanity they must plea a specific form of insanity and meet the requirements to be considered insane The most common form of insanity plea is cognitive insanity which requires the defendant to have had been so impaired by a mental disease or defect at the time of the act and he or she did not know the quality or nature of the act they were committing or if the defendant did know the nature or quality of the act but did not know the act was wrong The Free
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