Intent Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Intent?

It refers to mental state of a person while performing a certain act. It refes to the desire to perform that act at that time. Such state of mind could have an influence of the surroundings too at the time of performing that act. Thus in a trial, it is very necessary for the attornies to make sure that intent of the person for commiting the crime.