Maine Revised Statutes

§32. Elements of crimes defined

A person may not be convicted of a crime unless each element of the crime is proved by the State beyond a reasonable doubt. "Element of the crime" means the forbidden conduct; the attendant circumstances specified in the definition of the crime; the intention, knowledge, recklessness or negligence as may be required; and any required result. [2007, c. 475, §9 (AMD).]

1981, c. 324, §14 (NEW). 2007, c. 475, §9 (AMD).