criminal intent


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See: mens rea

criminal intent

see INTENTION, MENS REA.
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The defendant's defence lawyer dismissed the criminal intent charges by claiming that the former ordered the installation of the cameras after he came to know about some "indecent behaviour" taking place in office.
But Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson told the paper that "since Corbitt indicated that Miller lived at the plant to supervise employees and benefit the utility, and since Miller had Corbitt's approval for the purchases, it's hard to say there was criminal intent to defraud.
You may consider, as I do, that it is the job of the courts to determine whether there was criminal intent.
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Productions, created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, was developed by Rene Balcer.
Forensic examinations confirm that it is a suicide and ruled out criminal intent," a police official told Gulf News .
Criminal Intent, though, has one distinguishing factor: Vincent D'Onofrio as Goren.
There was no evidence that he had any other criminal intent.
Shanahan's attorney argues that this amounts to double jeopardy, saying that jury members who acquitted his client on the Tech Data count must have concluded that prosecutors could not prove criminal intent to conspire to raise revenue.
Introducing the reader to a genuine Texas frontier story of the fight against an element of criminal intent, The Mason County "Hoo Doo" War, 1874-1902 delves deeply into a here to fore obscure bit of Texas history, exposing a graphic and sinister criminal activity culminating in the death of Sheriff John Clark.
One of the Army investigations, however, suggested leveling charges of criminal intent against the killer or killers, prompting Tillman's mother to ask, "I want to know what kind of criminal intent there was.
Where is the criminal intent of a driver who causes a collision after a sneezing fit on the motorway?
The next three chapters deal with the defenses offered by wife-killers, focusing on female victims' provocations (whether harsh words, drunkenness or adultery) and changes in the legal view of criminal intent.

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