Five types of criminal defense are listed:
- Self-Defense: The attorney argues that the defendant committed the crime while defending himself or herself.
- Consent Defense: This argument is that although the crime took place, it was consented to by the victim. This type of defense is sometimes used in rape and other sex crimes cases.
- Insanity Defense: It is argued that the defendant was insane when he/she committed the crime.
- Affirmative Defense: The defendant admits that he/she committed the crime and evidence exists which proves that the crime was committed due to a specific situation.
- Coercion and Distress Defense: It is argued that the defendant committed the crime due to pressure from another person.