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A legal loophole?

 
Friday, October 19, 2007, 12:28 - Latin Language, Legal Phrases and Expressions
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Here is a legal maxim:

Qui peccat ebrius, luat sobrius - He who does wrong when drunk must be punished when sober. (http://www.inrebus.com/legalmaxims_q.php)

Does this mean that someone upon committing a crime (DUI even?) can escape the terrible blow of justice being administered, as long as this person manages to maintain a continuous state of drunkenness, or at the very least to do his/her best to become drunk once approached by law enforcement agents?



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