26.3 C
New York
May 22, 2022
Americas Canada news World news

Intoxication can be violent crime defense, Canada supreme court rules

People accused of violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense

Canada’s supreme court has ruled that defendants accused of violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense, striking down a federal law supported by women’s advocacy groups.

The supreme court said on Friday a law passed by parliament in 1995 that prohibits the defense was unconstitutional and violates the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Continue reading…

Related posts

Police at Canada mass shooting nearly fired on wrong man in chaotic response

admin7932

Protests in Sudan after alleged gang-rape of young woman by security forces

admin7932

North Korea would ‘annihilate’ South if provoked, warns Kim Jong-un’s sister

admin7932