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Understanding How the Prosecution Can Prove Intent

During a criminal case, the prosecution is usually required to prove that a defendant intended to commit a crime. If you are charged with a crime, your criminal defense lawyer in Denver, CO will attempt to prove that you did not have intent. Intent can be a complicated issue in criminal cases. This video explains more.

There are two kinds of intent: general and specific. For general intent crimes, the prosecutor must only prove that a defendant intended to commit the act involved in the case. For specific intent crimes, it must be proven that the defendant intended to commit a crime. The way a criminal defense attorney approaches the issue of intent depends on the specific charges.

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