AQA A2 Law Unit 3 - Defences - Intoxication

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1. Why can't the defence of intoxication be used if the defendant was voluntarily intoxicated?

  • As they have the relevant Mens Rea for the offence whilst intoxicated
  • As they take on responsibility at the time of consumption
  • As they have both the AR and MR of the crime
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2. What was the conviction in the case of Lipman 1970 and why?

  • Murder, as the defendant had already had the MR before becoming intoxicated
  • Manslaughter, as the defendant was reckless and this is not covered in Intoxicatio
  • Manslaughter with the defence of intoxication, as the defendant took the LSD involuntarily

3. What does the defendant have to use, to use the defence of intoxication

  • Just Illegal substances
  • Just legal substances
  • Drink, Drugs or other substances
  • Just alcohol

4. Can you use the defence of intoxication if you are drinking voluntarily?

  • No
  • Yes
  • Depends of circumstances

5. What case outlines Voluntary/ Specific intent?

  • DPP v James
  • R v Dica
  • Sheeman & Moore (1975)
  • Lamb v Landcaster


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