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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
- Chapter 47. Insanity and Competency to Stand Trial
- Section 130. Definitions.
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AS 12.47.130. Definitions.
In this chapter
- (1) "affirmative defense" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900
- (2) "assist in the defendant's own defense" means to consult with a lawyer while exercising a reasonable degree of
- (3) "culpable mental state" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900
- (4) "incompetent" means a defendant is unable to understand the proceedings against the defendant or to assist in the
defendant's own defense;
- (5) "mental disease or defect" means a disorder of thought or mood that substantially impairs judgment, behavior, capacity
to recognize reality, or ability to cope with the ordinary demands of life; "mental disease or defect" also includes
mental retardation, which means a significantly below average general intellectual functioning that impairs a person's
ability to adapt to or cope with the ordinary demands of life.
- (6) "understand the proceedings against the defendant" means that the defendant's elementary mental process is such that
the defendant has a reasonably rational comprehension of the proceedings.
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