Section 20. Accountability

A person who at the time of the act is under 15 years old, is not criminally liable.
The same applies to a person who at the time of the act is unaccountable due to a
  1. a.
    severely deviant state of mind
  2. b.
    severely impaired consciousness or
  3. c.
    severe mental disability.
When assessing unaccountability pursuant to the second paragraph, emphasis shall be given to the degree of failure in the person's perception of reality and functional capacity.
A person who is temporarily unaccountable as a result of self-induced intoxication, shall not be exempt from punishment, unless special reasons so indicate. A person who has a permanent condition as mentioned in the second paragraph a) and who deliberately induces a state of unaccountability, is liable to punishment if special reasons so indicate.