2020 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 2 - Principles of Criminal Liability
Subchapter 2 - Culpability
§ 5-2-207. Intoxication

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-2-207 (2020)
  1. (a) Intoxication that is not self-induced intoxication is an affirmative defense to a prosecution if at the time a person engages in the conduct charged to constitute the offense the person lacks capacity to:

    1. (1) Conform his or her conduct to the requirements of the law; or

    2. (2) Appreciate the criminality of his or her conduct.

  2. (b) As used in this section:

    1. (1) “Intoxication” means a disturbance of a mental or physical capacity resulting from the introduction of alcohol, a drug, or another substance into the body; and

    2. (2) “Self-induced intoxication” means intoxication caused by a substance that the actor knowingly introduces into his or her body and the actor knows or ought to know the tendency of the substance to cause intoxication.

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