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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.

Patient discussion about crime

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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Upon being convicted of any such criminal organization-related offences, additional sentences of imprisonment would be imposed upon the offender, which would be required to be served consecutively to (following) any other sentence imposed for the actual criminal offences committed.
The organisation hopes making it a criminal offence will empower victims to stand up to their parents and seek help.
Dumping your animal like this is completely irresponsible and is a criminal offence.
In some cases the employee may commit a criminal offence and even though it has no impact on their duties any media attention may cause such bad publicity to justify dismissal.
Last year the law applying to nonmolestation orders changed and breaching an order is now a criminal offence.
From April 1, anyone given a fine after being convicted of a criminal offence in court will have to pay an additional pounds 15.
Sunderland campaigner Mr Herron has been asked to help Glasgow landlord Gordon Wetzel-Stewart, 38, and his German wife Petra, 31, who were handed an enforcement notice by the city's council telling them it is a criminal offence to sell beer by the litre.
Do you think forced marriage should be made a specific criminal offence The Scottish Executive want to hear your views as part of a consultation that runs until December 5.
The second problem is the Report's recommendation to soften the penalty for active euthanasia by creating a new criminal offence that would distinguish euthanasia from first-or second-degree murder.
Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
Apparently, it's not a criminal offence to squat if you inadvertently leave a door unlocked or a window open but I was always led to believe stealing is a criminal offence.
In her nine-month review of the criminal justice system Ms Payne also called for changes to the law to make anti-social behaviour a criminal offence.