Wisconsin Jury Instruction Criminal (WJIC)
DEFENSES AND DEFENSIVE MATTERS
ADD THE FOLLOWING TO THE INSTRUCTION ON THE OFFENSE CHARGED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ELEMENT TO WHICH THE EVIDENCE OF ACCIDENT RELATES.
The defendant contends that (he) (she) did not act with (describe mental state), but rather that what happened was an accident.
If the defendant did not act with the (describe mental state) required for a crime, the defendant is not guilty of that crime.
Before you may find the defendant guilty of (name charged crime) , the State must prove by evidence that satisfies you beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant (describe mental state) .
[Checked December 2017]