AZ 13-204. Effect of ignorance or mistake upon criminal liability

AZ 13-204. Effect of ignorance or mistake upon criminal liability

State: Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) (2018)
Title 13. Criminal Code
Chapter 2. General Principles of Criminal Liability

13-204. Effect of ignorance or mistake upon criminal liability

A. Ignorance or a mistaken belief as to a matter of fact does not relieve a person of criminal liability unless:

1. It negates the culpable mental state required for commission of the offense; or

2. It supports a defense of justification as defined in chapter 4 of this title.

B. Ignorance or mistake as to a matter of law does not relieve a person of criminal responsibility.

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