Criminal Conduct Explained
A person cannot ordinarily be found guilty of a serious criminal offence unless two elements are present : the actus reus or guilty act and the mens rea or guilty mind. A wrongful act on its own therefore cannot usually be criminal unless the wrongful state of mind required for that offence is also present.Get Legal Advice
“…my wife of 12 years was recently admitted to hospital suffering from neck and facial injuries incurred during an attack I inflicted upon her whilst asleep… I have a registered medical condition, diabetes, and during the night in question lapsed intio a hypoglaecemic condition following the administration of too much Insulin… I have been told that I may face criminal charges for the assault… and would therefore like a clearer understanding of the Law in this matter before proceeding… “
“… during a works Xmas party were large amounts of alcohol were provided by senior management and were staff members were actively encouraged too participate… I am embarrassed to say I had far too much to drink… at some point during the evening I poured a large amount of wine into a very expensive piece of office equipment. I have no recollection of this… however the whole incident was catured on security cameras… I have now been informed [ by senior management ] that unless I repay the cost of the replacement equipment the police will be called and charges levied… the same people who encouraged the heavy drinking… am I solely liable… “
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