Can you be held accountable for what you say and do under the influence? 4 Answers as of May 04, 2012

Charged with threatening an office while under the influence (drunk) only 19 years old and has be held in jail for 3 days waiting for bond. Doesn't even remember what happened because they blacked out. Can they do this?

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H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
Yes. Voluntary intoxication (meaning you knew that the substance was intoxicating when you ingested it) is generally not a defense to a crime.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/4/2012
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
It has been awhile since I have seen one of these crazy questions. Assume the answer is NO, then there would be no DUI convictions, because no one would be held accountable for what they might do while under the influence. obviously common sense is not common. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/4/2012
Harrison & Harrison
Harrison & Harrison | Samuel Harrison
Yes, you can. The intoxication was voluntary, so you are held responsible for the statements and acts made while intoxicated.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/4/2012
Healan Law Offices
Healan Law Offices | William D. Healan, III
Yes, you can be held accountable for what you say and do under the influence.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/4/2012
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