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Etymology: L, crimen
any act that violates a law and may have criminal intent.


The act or intent (i.e., mens rea) of violating or breaking the law, or helping others to. Crimes are offences against society which may be punished by the state.

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Q. Does anyone have information on Bipolar "blackouts" or know what they're really called? My boyfriend is bipolar and experienced a blackout a few weeks ago during which he did something completely out of character. A crime was committed and he has since been arrested. He's having trouble coping as he has no memory of the crime. He was on Wellbuterin and a doctor prescribed steroids and vicodin for a crushed disc. The chemicals may have led him into this blackout. He is a wonderful loving person and is now facing a life sentence for this terrible thing that happened that he had no conscious control over. They will not continue his medications in jail and he is not receiving mental or medical treatment. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some answers?

A. i never heard of such thing. but there are strange results sometimes from mixing drugs that affect the central nervous system. here is for instance a web page talking about interactions between Vicodin and Wellbutrin.

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These results indicate that family and peer influences are quite significant in the determination of whether or not a teenager will commit a violent criminal act.
intended by, or which may reasonably be expected to result from the intentional or criminal acts or omissions.
Kitamura is the second among them to receive a verdict from a high court, following Kiyotaka Tonozaki, who has also been sentenced to life imprisonment for serving as a driver in the criminal act.
To remain a free society, we need to preserve our system of criminal law to punish criminal acts, not repugnant ideas.
Too often overlooked is the requirement that the 'ill-gotten wealth' must be amassed, accumulated or acquired 'through a combination or series of overt or criminal acts as described in Section 1(d) [of Republic Act No.
Makkah, Muharram 28, 1438, Oct 29, 2016, SPA -- The Grand Mufti of Hong Kong Sheikh Mohammed Arshad disapproved criminal acts conducted by the Houthi militias, supported by Iran, which has reached its peak by the most latest criminal act that targeted Makkah with missile, on the evening of yesterday.
Siniora expressed in his name and on behalf of Future bloc "indignation and fervent condemnation of such a barbaric criminal act, carried out by a terrorist criminal who was not deterred by any religious or moral value, surpassing in terrorist crime all tolerable limits.
Ramallah, June 14 (Petra)--The political adviser to the Palestinian president, Nimer Hammad, condemned as a criminal act the killing of a Palestinian young man by an Israeli army jeep that struck him in the occupied West Bank.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Tuesday strongly condemned the criminal act committed by Takfiri terrorists against the staff members of the Lebanese satellite television Al-Manar.
The police suspect a criminal act behind the death and have launched a search and investigation.
Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Ivo Kotevski stated that no evidence for a committed criminal act was found during the action.
He expressed his confidence that the terrorist and criminal act would make the president's determination stronger to overcome Yemen's difficult circumstances according to the Gulf initiative.