Well you all had the right issues: General Intent crimes v. Specific intent crimes coupled with mistake of fact and mistake of law.General Intent Crime: BatterySpecific Intent Crime: Assault (which is what cat is charged with here)The Mens Rea in General Intent Crimes (Involuntary Manslaughter, Battery, etc) can only be negated by reasonable mistakes of fact, thus the Prosecutor is right about the Battery charge and the Battery charge only.The Mens Reas in Specific Intent Crimes can be negated by either reasonable or unreasonable mistakes of fact, thus the Defendant is right about applying this standard to the Assault charge but not to the Battery charge. Unreasonable mistakes of fact won't get him off for battery.Therefore, the answer combining the two correct answers is A.Maybe it's just me, but that's a lot to think about in 1.8 minutes.
yay! i got it! i know i didn't post it. but no one else said a and i didn't want to look stupid. sad i know. i really liked crim.
Just wondering ...Is anyone else getting their butts kicked by the "Advanced Drills"??I feel good about myself during the intermediates...then I go to the advanced and I start cursing all the trickery!!!! I'm glad they stated that all the questions on the bar won't be that difficult. Anyway...Evidence awaits...fun times.