Unformatted text preview: l fact includes awareness of the substantial probability that the fact exists. (b) The result of his or her conduct, described by the statute defining the offense, when he or she is consciously aware that that result is practically certain to be caused by his conduct. Conduct performed knowingly or with knowledge is performed wilfully, within the meaning of a statute using the term "willfully", unless the statute clearly requires another meaning. When the law provides that acting knowingly suffices to establish an element of an offense, that element also is established if a person acts intentionally. Sec. 4‑6. Recklessness. A person is reckless or acts recklessly when that person consciously
disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or that a result will follow, described by the statute defining the offense, and that disregard constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the situation. An act performed recklessly is performed wantonly, within the meaning of a statute using the term "wantonly", unless the statute clearly requires another meaning. Sec. 4‑7. Negligence. A person is negligent, or acts negligently, when that person fails to be aware of a subs...
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- Spring '14
- criminal law, mental state