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Intoxication & Law: Definition & Overview

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Which of the following criminal defenses may be used to prove that a defendant lacked a guilty state of mind?

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1. The intoxication defense relates to which element of a crime?

2. Which of the following are criminal mental states?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The intoxication defense is complex, and these study questions will help gauge your knowledge on the subject. You will be quizzed on specific legal terms and concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Type of defense that says a person could not understand his/her actions
  • Criminal states of mind
  • Mens rea
  • Voluntary intoxication
  • Involuntary intoxication

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key topics, like criminal mental states and criminal intent
  • Making connections - use your understanding of mens reas to discuss the intoxication defense
  • Distinguishing differences- examine the differences among a variety of concepts, such as the differences between voluntary and involuntary intoxication

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the Intoxication & Law: Definition & Overview lesson. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Explain what intoxication is and how it can be used as a legal defense
  • Explore examples of using intoxication as a defense
  • Understand criminal intent and the different states of mind, like a reckless mental state
  • Define important terms, such as loss of control and intentional crimes
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