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Strict liability is a crime or tort where a defendant is responsible regardless of their mental state. That is, there is no need to prove whether whether they intended to commit the crime (or tort) or even whether they committed the act negligently (carelessly).

For example, if a person commits a crime such as drunk driving, it does not matter whether they intended to drive drunk or they got drunk mistakenly. All that matters is that the person committed the act, therefore, they are liable.

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