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What Type of Crimes Do Not Require Mens Rea or a Specific Intent to Act?

What Type of Crimes Do Not Require Mens Rea or a Specific Intent to Act?

DUI is a perfect example of a crime that does not require mens rea. Because when you’re intoxicated you typically don’t go into the car, and you think to yourself “I am driving drunk.” We don’t need the specific intent or the mens rea for you to do that if you are operating a motor vehicle, and you are over the legal limit that’s it. You could be charged and convicted of a DUI without any requirement of mens rea or specific intent.

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