Competency/ Insanity




The test when used as a defense in criminal cases is: A person is not responsible for criminal conduct if at the time of such conduct as a result of mental disease or defect he or she lacks adequate capacity either to appreciate the criminality of his or her conduct or to conform his or her conduct to the requirements of law. Vt. Stat. Ann. § 13-4801

Procedure for evaluation of insanity; hearing; commitment.  Va. Stat. Ann. §§ 13-4801 through 13-4823

Special Rules




Death Penalty 

Vermont does not have the death penalty. 


Sex offender registry: Sex offenders with I/DD do not have their street addresses posted electronically if he receives funding from the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) for 24-hour supervision and treatment, and resides in a residence that is equipped with alarms. Vt. Stat. Ann. § 13-5411a