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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 775
GENERAL PENALTIES; REGISTRATION OF CRIMINALS
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F.S. 775.051
775.051 Voluntary intoxication; not a defense; evidence not admissible for certain purposes; exception.Voluntary intoxication resulting from the consumption, injection, or other use of alcohol or other controlled substance as described in chapter 893 is not a defense to any offense proscribed by law. Evidence of a defendant’s voluntary intoxication is not admissible to show that the defendant lacked the specific intent to commit an offense and is not admissible to show that the defendant was insane at the time of the offense, except when the consumption, injection, or use of a controlled substance under chapter 893 was pursuant to a lawful prescription issued to the defendant by a practitioner as defined in s. 893.02.
History.s. 1, ch. 99-174; s. 29, ch. 2016-224.