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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 11. Criminal Law
- Chapter 81. General Provisions
- Section 600. General Requirements of Culpability.
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. Construction of Statutes With Respect to Culpability.
AS 11.81.600. General Requirements of Culpability.
- (a) The minimal requirement for criminal liability is the performance by a person of conduct that includes a voluntary act
or the omission to perform an act that the person is capable of performing.
- (b) A person is not guilty of an offense unless the person acts with a culpable mental state, except that no culpable
mental state must be proved
- (1) if the description of the offense does not specify a culpable mental state and the offense is
- (A) a violation; or
- (B) designated as one of "strict liability"; or
- (2) if a legislative intent to dispense with the culpable mental state requirement is present.
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