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Criminal Law Revision Hangman on the Defence of Mistake

 
 

Mistake in criminal law hangman

 
Clues:
 
1. This case in 1889 first recognised mistake as a defence in criminal law.
2. There is no defence where the mistake is one of law rather than a mistake of fact as seen in this case.
3. A mistake of civil law may be sufficient to raise the defence according to this case.
4. According to this case the mistake need only be honest, it need not be reasonable.
5. D could not rely on mistaken belief that he was being attacked, as his mistake was induced by voluntary intoxication.
6. __________ v Dickinson
7. R v _________ Williams
8. A defendant is not entitled to rely upon a mistake of fact which has been induced by voluntary intoxication according to this case.
 
 
 
 
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Criminal Law Revision Hangman on the Defence of Mistake