Criminal Pattern Jury Charges (Criminal Defenses) (2015)
Chapter 23. Voluntary Intoxication
CPJC 23-2 Instruction—Voluntary Intoxication

[Insert instructions for underlying offense. Include the following in the definitions unit if applicable and not included already.]


“Intoxication” means a disturbance of mental or physical capacity resulting from the introduction of any substance into the body.

[Include the following in the application of law to facts unit.]

Voluntary Intoxication

Voluntary intoxication is not a defense to the commission of a crime.

But you are reminded that the state must prove all elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt.

[Insert any other instructions raised by the evidence. Then continue with the verdict form found in CPJC 2.1, the general charge, in Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—General, Evidentiary & Ancillary Instructions.]