If you sign an incriminating statement while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, can it used against you?

Asked on November 3, 2013 under Criminal Law, Alabama


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It all depends on if you were so incapacitated that you didn't have any idea what you were signing.   Generally a good lawyer can get this thrown out or supressed as evidence.   Keep in mind though that voluntary drunkenness or drug use doesn't excuse the underlying crime at all. 

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