Jeffrey E. Johnston

January 2016 Archives

Sometimes Intoxication Is A Defense

In the Georgia Code, the legislature has set forth numerous defenses to criminal prosecutions. One of the defenses I get numerous questions about is that of intoxication. Most people are curious if being under the influence of some substance forms a valid excuse for the commission of a crime. My response is to explain that sometimes it is a defense to a criminal act and sometimes it's not. Sounds like a typical answer from a lawyer doesn't it? Let me explain.

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