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The Voluntary Intoxication Defense

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This paper is intended to serve as a reference source on the developing law of voluntary intoxication in North Carolina. It examines the current state of the law and suggests areas that may continue to be sources of dispute. The article discusses the following topics: (1) the elements of the voluntary intoxication defense; (2) the applicability of the defense to different offenses; (3) evidentiary issues; (4) the burdens on the defense and prosecution; and (5) jury instructions
Administration of Justice Memorandum (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 1, Apr 1993, p1-21, f