The Western Law Monthly Volume 1

The Western Law Monthly Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... Guilty knowledge is generally, and criminal intentalways, necessary to constitute crime. It is a maxim, " Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea."--3 Inst., 107; Miller v. Ohio, 5 O. S. R., 275; Broom L. Max, 126-144; 7 T. R., 514; People v. Petit, 3 J. R., 511; Fergus v. State, 6 Yerg., 345; Uofee v. State, 3 Yerg., 283; 1 Chit. Cr. L, 233-242; Rea: v. Young, 1 Russ., 391; State v. W'z'llson, 2 Const. Ct. R, 135; Com. v. Elwell, 2 Metc., 190; Dig. Lib. 58, tit. 19, b. 18; Pe le v. Johnson, 1 Parker Cr. R., 565; Com. v..Elwell, 2 etc., 190; 7 T. R. 514; 3 Gr. Ev., 13.--Guilty knowledge is simply a knowledge of those facts which constitute criminal guilt. Criminal intent exists where crime is purposely committed with guilty knowledge. But it is not always necessary to aver in an indictment. or prove in evidence, directly, such knowledge or intent. They are sometimes presumed. All men are presumed to have that knowledge of language, men, and things, which commonly prevails. This the court knows, and judicially determines. But these presumptions are rebuttab1e.--1 Chit. Cr. L., 231; Aulifather v. Ohio, 5 O. S. R., 468.When so presumed, they need not, generally, be averred or roved; for facts presumed are as effectually established as cts proved, so long as the presumption remains unrebutted. Uoombs v. Lane, 4 O. S. R., 112; 1 Chit. Cr. L.,231; Rus. & R. C. C., 488; 1 Chit. Pl., 245. When not presumed, they must be avened and proved; for whatever must be Ieroved, must be averred in pleading.---5 O. S. R., 280.ut ignorance of the law is no excuse for crime, though as said in 1 Hale's P. C., 42: " ignorantia faoti doth excuse, for such an ignorance many times makes the act itself more

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