CHAPTER 680

HOUSE BILL NO. 831

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 4, PART I, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO VOLUNTARY INTOXICATION AS A DEFENSE AGAINST CRIMINAL LIABILITY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Amend §421, Chapter 4, Part I, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§421. Voluntary Intoxication.

The fact that a criminal act was committed while the person committing such act was in a state of intoxication, or was committed because of such intoxication, is no defense to any criminal charge if the intoxication was voluntary."

Approved August 3, 1976