§ 22-5-1 Conduct forced or under threat of force
§ 22-5-5 Voluntary intoxication–Crimes involving motive or intent
§ 22-5-7 Morbid propensity to commit crime
§ 22-5-10 Insanity as affirmative defense–Burden of proof

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 22 > Chapter 5 - Defenses

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2