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Nic

It sounds like a simple case of Irresistible Impulse to me.

Distinct from legal insanity, there is also an idea of an irresistible impulse, which argues that a person may have known an act was illegal; but, because of a mental impairment, they couldn't control their actions. In 1994, Lorena Bobbitt was found not guilty of a crime, when her defense argued that an irresistible impulse led her to cut off her husband's penis.

Puzzled, the Irresistible Impulse argument might help you in defense of a wrongful dismissal action by your firm, based upon your behavior, but it won't likely get you off if you have murdered the senior partner who saw you cavorting around in your pink tutu. So, we need more facts regarding your case.

I'm not a criminal defense lawyer, but I practise being one on the Internet. For further guidance about the defenses that might apply to your case, consult your Wikipedia.

Kim

Not insane. Maybe not even young. For me, after twenty years, it was a life jacket, not a tutu. But that's just me.

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