Reforming the law on intoxication – Law Commission

Posted January 15th, 2009 in alcohol abuse, criminal responsibility, press releases by sally

“On 15 January 2009 we published our report on ‘Intoxication and Criminal Liability’.  Our report addresses the law governing the extent to which a defendant may rely on his or her drunken or otherwise intoxicated state at the time he or she committed a criminal offence to avoid liability.  The report focuses on the situation where the defendant was voluntarily intoxicated.  However, the report also addresses the more unusual situation where the defendant’s intoxication was involuntary.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 15th January 2009