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