Posted BY: Billy M | NwoReport
Sexual assault suspects can use being extremely drunk as a defense, Canada‘s highest court has said in a bombshell ruling.
The Supreme Court today said defendants accused of violent crimes can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense.
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It found a law passed by Parliament in 1995 prohibiting the defense was unconstitutional and violates the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Judges ruled on three cases on Friday – with two being acquitted and one having a retrial – for crimes committed while drunk.
The move has struck down the federal law that had been fervently supported by women’s advocacy groups.
Supreme Court, Justice Nicholas Kasirer said: ‘Its impact on the principles of fundamental justice is disproportionate to its overarching public benefits. It should therefore be declared unconstitutional and of no force or effect.’