Epilepsy and criminal liability

People with epilepsy are subject to the same criminal laws as everyone else as if they commit criminal offences at times when they are free of the disease they are perfectly aware and free to decide what they do. 

It is possible that some seizure-related behaviour could be misinterpreted (people have been arrested for seeming drunk or drugged or for involuntary aggression when others have tried to restrain them during a seizure). Although such mistakes are not common, patients are recommended to carry identification with them stating their diagnosis and treatment.

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