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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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Failing to comply with this order is a criminal offence and people could face a hefty fine."
"Fifteen of the complaints have been thrown out for lack of criminal offence while the Public Prosecution is currently investigating the rest."
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Under a new regime designed to crack down on offshore evaders the chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander unveiled plans to introduce a new strict liability criminal offence for offshore evasion; make it a criminal offernce for corporates to fail to prevent tax evasion or the facilitation of tax evasion; increase the financial penalties faced by evaders; introduce new civil penalties on those who enable evasion; and to publicly name and shame both evaders and those who enable evasion.
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