Automatism

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For automatism does the automatic state have to be internal or external?
External: e.g. swarm of bees
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What case shows an involuntary action can amount to an automatic state?
Hill v Baxter
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What case defines automatism?
Bratty v Attorney General for Northern Ireland
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What is the definition for automatism?
an act which is done by the muscle without any control of the mind such as spasm, reflex action or a convulsion; an act done by a person who is not conscious of hwat he is doing such as an act done whilst sleepwalking or suffering from concussion
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What case says that it has to be a 'total destruction of voluntary control' NOT partial or reduced control?
Attorney General Reference No2 1992
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Which case sets out self-induced automatism?
Bailey - and it can be used for basic intent offences but there are three conditions
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What is the principle of Hardie?
when the D takes a legal drug in a legal manner and does not know it could lead to an automatic state he has not been reckless so can use the full defence of automatism
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What is the case where the trial judge allowed the defence of automatism to go to the jury but D was convicted?
T (name unknown due to extreme circumstances in the case facts)
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