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What is Strict Liability Law?

What is Strict Liability Law?

Strict liability law is basically if you violate a law that does not require a specific intent or an intent. For example, statutory rape is a strict liability law. If you have a sexual relationship with your partner and your partner is under the age that the law prescribes, then that is strict liability. You don’t need to know or prove that you knew what their real age was. Even if you thought that they were overage, that they were of age, that they were in a legal age to have sexual activity with you, it won’t make a difference if the person is underage and you do partake in sexual activity with them.  That is statutory rape, that is strict liability. Another example of strict liability is any sort of traffic ticket. You don’t need to intend to pass a red light for you to get a ticket to pass a red light. If you pass a red light you get a ticket, if you change your lanes without signaling, you get a ticket. There is no need for the police officer to prove that you intended to change your lane without signaling.

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