Q: If some one commit crime under affermative defense what is criminal liability ?

According Ethiopia criminal law ? Ex in case of intoxicated person commit crime nethe negligence nor intended punished for public safty.what about in coercion ,necessity ,self defense

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You would really need to consult with an attorney in Ethiopia for this. Your question straddles a number of categories. I can only speak for the personal injury-related one IN GENERAL TERMS. The criminal law attorneys here would have insight as to the criminal aspects of your post. In terms of the negligence/intoxication/public safety, under U.S. law, it is generally regarded as a strict liability matter, unless you mean a situation where there was involuntary impairment, such as a medication the person did not have reason to recognize the effect of. Either way, this is not something for general conjecture on a forum. You should consider reaching out to an attorney who practices criminal law in Ethiopia - that's really the only thing that is relevant here, not general principles of law. Good luck

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