INTOXICATION DEFENSE

A crime that was committed by a person who was intoxicated and uses it as a defense, and is used to challenge criminal responsibility and the charge. Criminal responsibility can be negate altogether if the intoxicant was taken involuntarily. See diminished capacity

INTOXICATION DEFENSE: "Intoxication Defense is used as a mitigating factor in reducing the imposed penalty"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "INTOXICATION DEFENSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/intoxication-defense/ (accessed June 14, 2019).
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