Heat Of Passion Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Heat Of Passion, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Heat Of Passion?

(n) Heat Of Passion is the situation of uncontrollable rage to which an accused was subjected to at the time of crime, resulting out of a situation or event which may have influenced him to do the crime. A criminal activity done in heat of passion shows absence of predetermination and hence may not attract sever punishment.