Can Voluntary Intoxication Support Murder Self Defense?

Most criminal defense attorneys who have practiced criminal law for many years will agree that drug and alcohol use often is involved in many crimes. Can such voluntary use render one incapable of forming the specific intent required to commit murder? Can such intoxication be considered by the jury in determining if one’s use of self-defense was reasonable? This interesting question was answered by an appellate court in the following case summary. To read the summary, click on the following link.


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