general intent

Definition of "general intent"
  1. The decision to engage in an activity that's legally forbidden, not particularly concerned with the potential outcomes or specific results of the action
How to use "general intent" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was convicted on charges of theft due to his representation of general intent when he took someone else's belongings.
  2. General intent was clear in the case as the accused had the intention to perform an act that's deemed illegal, regardless of the eventual impact.
  3. To prove general intent, the prosecution needs to demonstrate that the accused wanted to commit the act, without the need to show they wished for certain consequences.

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