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Criminal Defense Strategies: The Intoxication Factor

If a defendant is intoxicated while allegedly committing the crime, a criminal defense attorney in Lebanon, TN might opt to use this fact as a defense strategy. If the defendant was intoxicated it could be argued that they did not know what they were doing. And specifically, if a defendant is involuntarily intoxicated, through no action of their own, this can possibly be a defense of general and specific intent crimes utilizing the theory that intoxication would have prevented the defendant from understanding and distinguishing what was right and what was wrong. Of course, voluntary intoxication can be a defense strategy as well, but it can only be argued for specific intent crimes. To find out more about this defense contact John R. Hill, your skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney in Lebanon, TN.


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