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ยง 6.06 Mistake of fact

Reasonable ignorance or mistake of fact is a defense to a prosecution for a crime if the reasonable ignorance or mistake precludes the presence of a mental element required for that crime. The offense charged requires [describe the mental element]. Thus, if you find: (1) that the defendant was ignorant or made a mistake regarding a fact; and (2) that his ignorance or mistake was reasonable; and (3) that his ignorance or mistake precluded the existence of [describe the mental element]; then you must find the defendant not guilty [of the offense]