Can a Diabetic’s High Blood Sugar Levels Be Used to Show an Altered State of Mind During a Confession?

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“In a criminal case with a false accusation , when questioned and you are told that you don’t need a lawyer present, and you are depressed and you are a diabetic and have not taken your medications – your glucose levels are above 605 which at this point you should be in the hospital – so you start agreeing to whatever they are saying to you just to get this over with, figuring that they will find out the truth and I will be out of here in a few days which of course is not the case, can your state of mind be considered in court when they try to use this against you? No drugs or alcohol play a roll in this case, diabetic meds where given to bring the high levels of glucose down so the person’s mind is back to normal, and now is wondering “what am I doing in here, I am innocent?” Please help with this question.”

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You need to get a lawyer, and immediately. If you can’t afford one, you should be eligible for a public defender. Once you have a lawyer, they can advise you on the best course of action, and can determine the actual and relevant facts, and then can answer your questions effectively. But your very first step must be to get a lawyer.

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Author: Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is a noted family law expert, Internet law expert, and Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She is the author of "Surviving Divorce: the Single Father's Guide" and "The Email Deliverability Handbook"

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