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Month: May 2021

Is Intoxication a Defense to Criminal Charges?

May 26, 2021 | Criminal Defense

People often make mistakes or do things they otherwise wouldn’t do when impaired by drugs or alcohol. Intoxication could make someone more likely to start a fight at a bar, for example, and physically assault someone. Voluntary intoxication is generally not a usable defense in a criminal case. Involuntary intoxication, however, could be used as… read more

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Is Amnesia a Defense to Criminal Charges?

May 12, 2021 | Criminal Defense

To be convicted of a crime, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant had the mental state to commit the crime. In most cases, proof of intent or recklessness is required to achieve a guilty verdict. Accidentally injuring someone, for example, does not constitute the crime of physical assault in Arizona. It may be possible… read more

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