Psychiatric Defense Evaluation
There are several legal constructs that, under some certain circumstances, impact upon the legal responsibility and culpability for defendants with mental illness who have engaged in criminal behavior. Such defenses are best understood as an “excuse” defense, rather than a “justification” defense and are primarily concerned with the defendant’s mental state at the time of the alleged offense. As such, they necessitate a comprehensive psychiatric assessment performed by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Dr. Bardey, over the course of nearly three decades, has conducted hundreds of detailed, objective, and comprehensive forensic psychiatric evaluations for the prosecution and defense. Respected by attorneys and judges alike, his services and findings have informed the outcome of the many, sometimes difficult, cases he has had the privilege of being invited to evaluate.