Involuntary Intoxication Law and Legal Definition

Involuntary intoxication is a defense accepted or considered in most states. Intoxication is a state in which a person's normal capacity to act or reason is inhibited by alcohol or drugs. When a person is forced to consume an intoxicant against his / her will, the person is said to be involuntarily intoxicated. An involuntarily intoxicated person may not be able to distinguish right from wrong at the time of committing the wrongful act and therefore would have a valid defense.