Mens Rea - Direct intent

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Mens rea - Direct Intent

Mens Rea - Direct Intent

Direct Intent is established in the case of R v Mohan, the defnition of direct intent is "the decision to bring about a prohibited consequence".

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R v Mohan Case facts

R v Mohan Case facts

A man was driving his car when he was told to pull over by a on duty police officer. Instead of pulling over Mr mohan decided to accelerate towards the officer. The officer jumped out of the way and D drove off. He was charged with attempt to cause Grevious bodily harm.

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Like noted on the first slide direct intent is the intention to do a crime and know about the consequences. Mr Mohan knew that driving towards the police officer would mean he would get hurt, thus committing a crime. 

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