Actio Libera in Causa
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Actio Libera in Causa

Actio libera in causa (frequently abbreviated as alic, Latin for "action free in its cause") is a law principle in civil law legal systems. A person who voluntarily and deliberately gets drunk or causes mental illness in order to commit a crime may under certain circumstances be held liable for that crime even though at the time he commits the prohibited conduct he may be blind-drunk and acting involuntarily.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ Foster, Nigel G.; Sule, Satish (2010). German Legal System and Laws. ISBN 9780199233434.
  2. ^ Dubber, Markus; Hörnle, Tatjana (2014-03-27). Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach. ISBN 9780191030680.

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