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Criminal Jury Instructions  

Criminal Jury Instructions

 

RECKLESSLY

A person acts "recklessly" with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense when (he/she) is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that such result will occur or that such circumstance exists.  The risk must be of such nature and degree that disregarding it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the situation. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-3 (13) (applies to Penal Code). 

Commentary:  See Recklessness, Instruction 2.3-4.

   

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