In the People v. Drouin, 2016 NY Slip Op 06906 (App. Div. Third Department, October 20, 2016), the Court finds that there was legally insufficient evidence to satisfy the requisite mens rea element of larceny. The two basic elements of any crime are a criminal act accompanied by a criminal mind. This case is another example of why Mens Rea matters.
Dismissed. Even though the Defendant pled guilty at the trial level, he appeals raising the defense that the accusatoryJanuary 15, 2017 0
The Appellate Division Second Department overturns the Order of the Nassau County Supreme Court (J. Carter) denying the Visit The Blog
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