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Criminal Practice – Attempted Rape of a Child – Indecent Liberties – Voluntary Intoxication – Amnesia – Sex Offender Registration (access required)

State v. Merrell Even though defendant was a habitual drunk who suffered blackouts and amnesia, he failed to prove that he was unable to think out beforehand what he intended to do and to weigh it and understand the nature and consequence of his act. Therefore, the lack of a jury instruction on voluntary intoxication did not constitute plain error.

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