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Promises, Promises (9)

October 29, 2012

‘Contracts are promises that the law will enforce. The law provides remedies if a promise is breached or recognizes the performance of a promise as a duty’.  There are 2 parties involved in a contract, the offeror and the offeree. The offeror makes the offer and the offeree accepts the offer. An offer and acceptance is required in order to form a contract. No contract is created if the offer is not accepted.However, what happens if an intoxicated person enters into a contract?? In my opinion the contract should not be treated any different from the person was not intoxicated.

I read that most states provide that contracts entered into by certain intoxicated persons are voidable but not voidable by the other party if that party had contractual capacity.

In my opinion, people who are voluntarily intoxicated by drugs or alcohol contractual obligations, but should instead Inhave to take responsibility for the results of their self-induced altered state of mind. However, if a party is so far gone as to be unable to understand even the nature and consequences of the agreement, and the other (sober) party takes advantage of the person’s condition, then the contract may be voidable by the inebriated party.

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