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With intent

Term used to describe the state of mind with which a person commits an offence. Basic or general intent is gross negligence or recklessness that results in a criminal act. Specific intent means that the defendant had the intention to carry out the precise act that has been committed.

Explanation attempts (114)

29 Oct 2012 12:06
quote Deliberately unquote
29 Oct 2012 17:17
quote on purpose and with reason unquote
29 Oct 2012 17:34
quote Meant to do something (involved some planning, forethought) unquote
29 Oct 2012 18:33
quote To carry out something with calculated purpose to achieve a desired effect. unquote
29 Oct 2012 21:29
quote the person alleged to have committed the offence did so knowingly - they had every intention of causing damage unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:02
quote Where you intend to do something (the action) unquote
30 Oct 2012 15:54
quote On purpose. unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:12
quote meaning to do it unquote
30 Oct 2012 16:44
quote meaning to do something after thinking about it. unquote
30 Oct 2012 17:13
quote This is when a person sets out to carry out a crime. e.g. the person had intent (set out to or tried to) to commit murder unquote
30 Oct 2012 19:03
quote Aiming to succeed/follow through with a plan unquote
30 Oct 2012 20:03
quote Doing it on purpose unquote
31 Oct 2012 10:04
quote That a person has intended to cause harm/damage or that they have wilfully done something unquote
31 Oct 2012 12:58
quote When a person knowingly enters into something and are meaning to cause and affect unquote
31 Oct 2012 14:41
quote An action was done purposefully with the actor intending or meaning for the outcome to occur. unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:05
quote The purpose of - this is person is stating what their purpose or aim is unquote
31 Oct 2012 15:18
quote You took your actions with a clear outcome in mind. unquote
31 Oct 2012 17:18
quote I Set out to commit the offence . unquote
31 Oct 2012 19:16
quote when a person goes out to do harm to another person on purpose unquote
31 Oct 2012 21:13
quote Consequential action; acting with a desire to see final consequences, which enactor knows may come. unquote
31 Oct 2012 22:19
quote I think you will have to plead guilty as you meant to do this crime. unquote
31 Oct 2012 23:15
quote With intent means that an action has been undertaken with a specific aim or purpose. For example, somebody who threw an ball with intent to hurt someone, deliberately aimed and took a shot at the person with a ball. unquote
1 Nov 2012 09:40
quote Intended to carry out a task or intended to take part in an event, unquote
1 Nov 2012 22:30
quote The crime was committed with for thought, it was planned and considered before the act was done unquote
4 Nov 2012 15:55
quote committing a pre meditated crime, with possibility of leading to other criminal activity unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:03
quote With a particular purpose / outcome in mind. unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:43
quote i.e. not accidental, intended to do harm, cause damage etc. unquote
20 Nov 2012 20:59
quote Premeditated and intentional unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:24
quote that the person committed some action intentionally - and presumably had a reasonable understanding of the consequences. unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:25
quote Meaning to do something. Doing something which you've thought about the consequences of in advance. unquote
20 Nov 2012 23:58
quote An action that an individual undertakes in full knowledge of the consequences unquote
21 Nov 2012 06:56
quote They took a decision to do something with an understanding of the outcome. unquote
21 Nov 2012 08:22
quote Meant to unquote
21 Nov 2012 12:53
quote planned to do unquote
21 Nov 2012 18:48
quote Deliberately, or with fore thought unquote
26 Apr 2013 09:18
quote With a specific idea of doing or achieving something, so with the intention of something happening, rather than something that has a result that I did not wish it to have and did not anticipate unquote
11 Nov 2013 16:43
quote if I did something "with intent", that would mean I had intended to do it, so I did it on purpose and it wasn't an accident. example: if said person stabs victim in the heart, committing murder was probably intentional. if said person accidentally runs victim over because he's drinkin and drivin, then Frank didn't commit murder with intent. So I guess involuntary manslaughter would be murder without intent. unquote
12 Nov 2013 09:25
quote to do something with purpose unquote
13 Nov 2013 00:33
quote acting in a way to get towards a certain end result, whether that end result actually comes or not unquote
14 Nov 2013 18:20
quote That you help them without thinking about it twice unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:03
quote Someone committing a crime with an intention of doing so - didn't just happen because of circumstance. unquote
14 Nov 2013 21:34
quote Meaning to do something unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:15
quote planning an action before carrying it out unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:32
quote This means the candidate intended on causing harm to the victim deliberately. unquote
14 Nov 2013 22:38
quote meaning to do something not accidental or incidental unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:04
quote the person meant to take that action, they had purpose in what they did unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:29
quote Had intended to do so unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:41
quote This means that somebody actually meant to do this action. unquote
14 Nov 2013 23:59
quote An action which is not accidental but has been perpetrated deliberately to cause harm to another person. unquote
15 Nov 2013 09:25
quote on purpose unquote
15 Nov 2013 20:17
quote if someone caused grievous bodily harm with intent to kill, it means they meant to kill them but didn't manage to unquote
15 Nov 2013 21:51
quote meant to do something unquote
15 Nov 2013 23:42
quote to act in knowledge of the outcome unquote
16 Nov 2013 02:51
quote This means that someone has wanted or 'intended' to do something however has been unable to carry out the act. This can be applied for instance if someone is carrying illegal substances and a large amount of money it could be said that regardless of whether they had sold the drugs that they indeed intended to and for that reason may be held accountable for dealing drugs to an extent. unquote
16 Nov 2013 07:53
quote The action someone may have done is intentional and no an accident. They may have planned their action and were fully aware of what they were about to do. unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:15
quote If a criminal was told that did something 'with intent' it means they did it on purpose and knew exactly what they were doing unquote
16 Nov 2013 16:46
quote Committed a crime intentionally unquote
16 Nov 2013 17:08
quote intending the outcome, or planning the crime unquote
16 Nov 2013 17:55
quote A conscious intention to do something unquote
16 Nov 2013 18:14
quote Deliberately set out to do something unquote
17 Nov 2013 15:48
quote This term is used to describe a crime that someone may have committed. A crime described as being committed 'with intent' would mean that the defendant did the crime knowingly and willfully. unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:07
quote With desire unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:11
quote Somebody knowingly plans and commits a crime unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:24
quote doing something which was your planned outcome unquote
17 Nov 2013 17:29
quote to do something on purpose and being fully aware of your actions unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:26
quote is when someone did something on purpose/ knew what they were doing unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:46
quote To do something with intent is to purposely do something. unquote
17 Nov 2013 18:47
quote the criminal knew what he was doing and what the crime would lead to unquote
17 Nov 2013 19:19
quote If you meant to do it unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:10
quote That you have planned or thought about doing something before taking action, therefore you have acted in order to achieve what you set out to do. unquote
17 Nov 2013 23:38
quote doing it on purpose unquote
18 Nov 2013 15:14
quote you meant to do it unquote
18 Nov 2013 16:10
quote If somebody commits a crime with intent they fully meant to commit the crime. I could stand on someones foot with intent and mean to cause harm, or I could accidentally stand on someone's foot by accident, without intent. unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:24
quote the intention of doing something unquote
18 Nov 2013 18:41
quote Meaning to do something. An act of crime. The phrase 'with intent to kill' unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:50
quote To carry out the action, fully knowing the implications and consequences of this unquote
18 Nov 2013 20:55
quote Someone intended to do it unquote
18 Nov 2013 21:00
quote Intentionally/willingly committed the act; self motivated to commit the act. unquote
19 Nov 2013 08:18
quote To do something on purpose unquote
19 Nov 2013 14:47
quote On purpose, carrying out an action with prior planning unquote
24 Nov 2013 10:36
quote You knowingly do something. unquote
28 Oct 2014 17:19
quote When someone sets out with a clear motive in mind. They would go out and do whatever they had to in order to reach their preconceived aim. unquote
3 Nov 2014 20:40
quote With intent means you were planning on doing something and that it wasn't an accident. unquote
4 Nov 2014 13:50
quote When someone commits a crime that they were fully aware of. They knew what they were doing was wrong. e.g. They went in to a shop with intentions of stealing unquote
6 Nov 2014 13:38
quote This is when whatever crime the person has committed was done with the purpose of reaching the said outcome. In other words, it was not a mistake and was done by way of reaching and endpoint. unquote
7 Nov 2014 22:11
quote I would imagine this word, if used in the same context of my friend or relative who has been accused of something, to mean that whatever they have done was a blatant deliberately intended act, and not an impulsive one. unquote
8 Nov 2014 17:11
quote with the intention of committing an illegal act unquote
10 Nov 2014 20:53
quote Somebody meant to do it with a purpose unquote
10 Nov 2014 22:18
quote This means someone has the idea of doing something and intends to carry it out unquote
11 Nov 2014 11:11
quote An adjective which implicates that there was meaning behind the crime which has been committed, which could also indicate prior planning. unquote
28 Oct 2015 19:27
quote Meaning to hurt/damage something or someone. intending to... unquote
5 Nov 2015 19:04
quote You go out with tools, intending to use the tools. unquote
7 Nov 2015 23:13
quote on purposes or as an attempt to pretty sure it is used for both unquote
20 Nov 2015 11:07
quote proven, calculated motivation, pre-meditated. More serious than spontaneous behaviour unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:20
quote When a crime is committed with a purpose rather than accidentally. unquote
20 Nov 2015 18:45
quote A person has deliberately made a decision. They are aware of the consequences of their actions unquote
22 Nov 2015 10:56
quote A premeditated crime not necessarily brought to fruition but planned and intended unquote
22 Nov 2015 20:43
quote A purposeful action, someone has done something with the knowledge of what they are doing and the consequences of it, they have done something intentionally/not by accident unquote
23 Nov 2015 00:16
quote Planning something before hand unquote
23 Nov 2015 14:26
quote Commiting a crime in which there was a plan to cause harm, to something or someone unquote
8 Nov 2016 20:38
quote Something has been done with the intention to do it. unquote
9 Nov 2016 16:24
quote I think in a court of law this means that someone has planned/ intend on hurting someone. For example someone could have caused grevious bodily harm to someone else with intent to kill them unquote
9 Nov 2016 22:19
quote When someone means to do something unquote
10 Nov 2016 17:34
quote If you do something with intent it is a deliberate act and you purposefully meant to do it. With intent is fully intending or setting out to committ an act. unquote
11 Nov 2016 20:25
quote With the aim to hurt someone. You want to do something. unquote
12 Nov 2016 16:49
quote The person meant to do what ever action they are accused of. It was not done accidentally. They were fully aware that what they were doing was wrong unquote
14 Nov 2016 13:24
quote That the person has planned do something before it happens. For example if someone's carrying a knife with intent to hurt someone, even if they don't end up hurting someone the intent was there. unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:04
quote U meant it unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:21
quote Intention to do something so not by accident but with full intent and purpose unquote
14 Nov 2016 19:45
quote knew the outcome, planned the crime unquote
14 Nov 2016 20:40
quote You ment to do it unquote
15 Nov 2016 10:34
quote It means that you wanted to do something beforehand. It wasn't a spur of the moment decision. unquote
15 Nov 2016 10:45
quote Any crime or action that the accused has committed was done on purpose; that was their intention. unquote
15 Nov 2016 15:40
quote When you mean to do something. It is a purpous action. unquote

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