Kansas Statutes Annotated
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Statute Number:21-5209
Chapter Title:CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article Title:PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL LIABILITY
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Defense of lack of mental state.
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21-5209. Defense of lack of mental state. It shall be a defense to a prosecution under any statute that the defendant, as a result of mental disease or defect, lacked the culpable mental state required as an element of the crime charged. Mental disease or defect is not otherwise a defense.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, 20; July 1, 2011.



Date Composed: 01/19/2012 Date Modified: 01/19/2012

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