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IN §35-42-2-2. Criminal recklessness — Exemption from liability resulting from hazing reports.

35-42-2-2. Criminal recklessness — Exemption from liability resulting from hazing reports. (a) A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally performs an act that creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another person commits criminal recklessness. Except as provided in subsection (b), criminal recklessness is a Class B misdemeanor. (b) The offense of criminal recklessness as defined in subsection (a) is: (1) a Level 6 felony if: (A) it is committed while armed with a …

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IN §35-42-1-1. Murder.

§35-42-1-1. Murder. A person who: (1) knowingly or intentionally kills another human being; (2) kills another human being while committing or attempting to commit arson, burglary, child molesting, consumer product tampering, criminal deviate conduct (under IC 35-42-4-2 before its repeal), kidnapping, rape, robbery, human trafficking, promotion of human labor trafficking, promotion of human sexual trafficking, promotion of child sexual trafficking, promotion of sexual trafficking of a younger child, child sexual trafficking, or carjacking (before its …

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PA 18 § 2702. Aggravated assault.

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 18. Crimes and Offenses Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses Article B. Offenses Involving Danger to the Person Chapter 27. Assault § 2702. Aggravated assault. (a) Offense defined. — A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he: (1) attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury intentionally, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; (2) attempts to cause or …

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PA 18 § 2701. Simple assault.

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Title 18. Crimes and Offenses Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses Article B. Offenses Involving Danger to the Person Chapter 27. Assault § 2701. Simple assault. (a) Offense defined. — Except as provided under section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault), a person is guilty of assault if he: (1) attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; (2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly …

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ID 19-202A. DEFENSE OF SELF, OTHERS AND CERTAIN PLACES.

TITLE 19. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CHAPTER 2. PREVENTION OF PUBLIC OFFENSES 19-202A. DEFENSE OF SELF, OTHERS AND CERTAIN PLACES. (1) No person in this state shall be placed in legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting himself or his family by reasonable means necessary, or when coming to the aid of another whom he reasonably believes to be in imminent danger of or the victim of aggravated assault, robbery, rape, murder or other heinous crime. …

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FL 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.—

Florida Statutes (Fla. Stat.) Title XLVI.  Crimes. Chapter 776: JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force. (1) A person who uses or threatens to use force as permitted in s. 776.012, s. 776.013, or s. 776.031 is justified in such conduct and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use or threatened use of such force by the person, personal representative, or heirs of …

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FL 776.012 Use of force in defense of person.—

Florida Statutes (Fla. Stat.) Title XLVI.  Crimes. Chapter 776: JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE 776.012 Use or threatened use of force in defense of person.— (1) A person is justified in using or threatening to use force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other’s imminent use of unlawful force. A person who uses or threatens …

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NH §627:6. Physical Force by Persons with Special Responsibilities.

NH 627:6. Physical Force by Persons with Special Responsibilities. Title LXII Criminal Code Chapter 627 Justification NH 627:6. Physical Force by Persons with Special Responsibilities. I. A parent, guardian or other person responsible for the general care and welfare of a minor is justified in using force against such minor when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary to prevent or punish such minor’s misconduct. II. (a) A teacher or person otherwise …

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NH §626:4. Intoxication.

NH 626:4. Intoxication. Title LXII Criminal Code Chapter 626 General Principles NH 626:4. Intoxication. Intoxication is not, as such, a defense. The defendant may, however, introduce evidence of intoxication whenever it is relevant to negate an element of the offense charged, and it shall be taken into consideration in determining whether such element has been proved beyond a reasonable doubt. [Updated: 6/1/18]

NH §625:10. Burden of Proof.

NH 625:10. Burden of Proof. Title LXII Criminal Code Chapter 625 Preliminary NH 625:10. Burden of Proof. No person may be convicted of an offense unless each element of such offense is proved beyond a reasonable doubt. In the absence of such proof, the innocence of the defendant is assumed. [Updated: 6/1/18]

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