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Section 428C Crimes Act 1900
Intoxication in Relation to Offences of Specific Intent

Section 428C of the Crimes Act 1900 is Intoxication in Relation to Offences of Specific Intent and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 428C of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Intoxication in Relation to Offences of Specific Intent’ and reads as follows:

428C Intoxication in Relation to Offences of Specific Intent

(1) Evidence that a person was intoxicated (whether by reason of self-induced intoxication or otherwise) at the time of the relevant conduct may be taken into account in determining whether the person had the intention to cause the specific result necessary for an offence of specific intent.

(2) However, such evidence cannot be taken into account if the person:

(a) had resolved before becoming intoxicated to do the relevant conduct, or

(b) became intoxicated in order to strengthen his or her resolve to do the relevant conduct.

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