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presumption of natural and probable consequences

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A quick definition of presumption of natural and probable consequences:

The presumption of natural and probable consequences is a legal concept in criminal law. It means that if someone does something that is likely to cause harm or break the law, they can be assumed to have intended that harm or illegal outcome. This is based on their actions and behavior, rather than any direct evidence of their intentions. For example, if someone sets fire to a building, it can be presumed that they intended to cause damage or harm, even if they didn't explicitly say so. This presumption helps prosecutors build a case against someone who may have committed a crime, even if they didn't admit to it.

A more thorough explanation:

In criminal law, the presumption of natural and probable consequences means that a person can be held responsible for the consequences of their actions, even if they did not intend for those consequences to occur. This is because certain actions are so likely to result in certain outcomes that it is reasonable to assume that the person who committed the action knew or should have known what would happen.

For example, if someone sets fire to a building, they may not have intended for anyone to be hurt or killed. However, it is reasonable to assume that they knew or should have known that people could be hurt or killed as a result of their actions. Therefore, they can be held responsible for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result of the fire.

Another example is if someone drives drunk and causes an accident that results in someone's death. Even if they did not intend to kill anyone, it is reasonable to assume that they knew or should have known that driving drunk could result in a serious accident and someone's death. Therefore, they can be held responsible for the death.

The presumption of natural and probable consequences is important in criminal law because it allows prosecutors to hold people accountable for the harm they cause, even if they did not intend to cause that harm. It also serves as a deterrent, as people are more likely to think twice before engaging in actions that are likely to result in harm to others.

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lil bro finally making his way up the ranks i guess? maybe he can get a midlaw job wish his trash ass outcomes
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I really got invited to just one scholly at Penn (dean's) and the other two named schollies are open for all applicants i believe
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@KetchupOnPasta: ill be in murders and acquisitions
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did you finish applying for those metro
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i didnt apply for toll or sadie. i did apply for the deans scholarship though
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I'm 99% sure Sadie only goes to African American students. could be wrong
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you're not
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i dont want to be committed to PI for toll and I don't want to put the effort into sadie if i dont have a realistic chance of getting it. hoping my stats get me the upper end ($130k) from dean's at penn tho
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for toll you can't even do a biglaw SA position it has to be PI.
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i didn't apply to sadie either
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allegedly (don't quote me) it used to be just for black applicants but they decided to reword it in light of the AA decision
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