Strict liability crimes

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Strict liability crimes are offenses against the state (crimes) in which no mental state or mens rea is necessary. They are limited to certain actions with a direct effect on the public, such as health or environmental crimes.

The most common strict liability crimes in the United States are traffic offenses, and only in states where such offenses have not been decriminalized . For example, to prove that a person is speeding in the State of Texas, one need not show that the person knew speeding was against the law, or that they knew what the speed limit was.

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