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?
- 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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