WHEN CAN THE CONCEPT OF ACCIDENT BE USED TO DEFEND A CRIMINAL CASE?

Sometimes a person commits an act with no intent to hurt anyone, but because of certain unanticipated circumstances another is injured or death results and the police decide to arrest that person and the prosecutor charges them with a crime. If the person can show that they had no criminal intent and they did not act with crime negligence, but instead did something by accident, they may have a defense that will protect them for criminal responsibility.

There are all kinds of examples and cases where an injury occurs to another because someone does something by accident and had no intent to hurt anyone. In order to best evaluate whether you can assert the defense of accident or any other defense can be used to help you, you must meet with an expert, be honest with them and let them give you a step by step accessment of your chances and choices.