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ⓘ Actio libera in causa




                                     

ⓘ Actio libera in causa

Actio libera in causa is a law principle in civil law legal systems. A person who voluntarily and deliberately gets drunk or causes mental illness in order to commit a crime may under certain circumstances be held liable for that crime even though at the time he commits the prohibited conduct he may be blind-drunk and acting involuntarily.

                                     
  • provision Section 323a of the German Criminal Code which complements Actio libera in causa in German laws. If a person who voluntarily and deliberately gets
  • petitioner. Actio libera in causa Action committed while intoxicated A person who voluntarily and deliberately gets drunk or causes mental illness in order
  • as the actio libera in causa rule, and more recently by the provisions of the Criminal Law Amendment Act. If a person deliberately gets drunk in order

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