Brief Fact Summary. Appellant Martin, after being arrested in his home, was taken onto the highway by the arresting officers, where he allegedly manifested a drunken condition. Appellant was subsequently convicted under the Alabama public drunkenness statute.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. A person in not guilty of an offense where liability is based on involuntary conduct.
In an assault and battery case, voluntary intoxication is no defense, unless the degree of intoxication amounts to insanity and renders the accused incapable of forming an intent to injure.View Full Point of Law