FASD & the Justice System

R. v. VAE/R v. Elias, 2010 YKTC 139 (Cozens J.): 

NCRMD hearing on charges of breaking and entering, threatening and failure to comply – accused with long criminal record – ARND-impaired brain functioning aggravated by alcohol consumption, and intoxicated at time of offence – issue of whether self-induced intoxication affects availability of NCRMD verdict – due to cognitive limitation, VAE’s ability to choose to drink is significantly affected – NCRMD verdict available and accused found to be NCRMD.