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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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One dissenting judge (Justice Weaver) said it simply: the intentional and criminal acts exclusion "plainly and unambiguously excludes coverage under these facts since bodily injury can reasonably be expected to result when, without first determining that a gun is unloaded, a person points the gun at another person and pulls the trigger.
We condemn this Israeli criminal act in Kafr Malik.
In a similar move yesterday, the Iranian Embassy in Beirut in a statement also condemned the criminal act.
Earlier, the GCC Secretary General condemned strongly the explosion, describing it as a criminal act.
Supreme Court decision involving a tax protester some years ago and is consistent with our view that intentionality must underlie a criminal act.
As a comparison of these three articles demonstrates, despite similarities in the brutality of rape and the problems of sexual vulnerability in rural societies, rape became a very different criminal act based upon local priorities.
According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the Kingdom of Bahrain called on "All Lebanese political leaders to be cautious and to exercise utmost restraint so as not to give an opportunity to those who tamper with the security and stability of Lebanon, and to protect Lebanon from the repercussions of this criminal act which aims to start sedition and cause Lebanon to slide into chaos and violence.
In a statement to WAM, the UAE Foreign Minister, Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said that: "The UAE condemns strongly this criminal act that has resulted in the deaths of a number of innocent people.
This coward criminal act came to take revenge on the people of Aleppo, who proved their deep attachment to their homeland and solid will in the face of terrorism, '' the statement said.
The Foreign Ministry on Monday said that investigations, carried out by the UAE authorities into a theft and torching of a Jordanian Embassy employee's car in Ajman, showed that the incident was a criminal act.
It also condemned the criminal act which targeted the lives of three people.
The Web site includes a disclaimer notifying users that portions of Megan's Law make it a crime to use the information to harass or commit a criminal act against a convicted sex offender.