2.3-3 Knowledge -- § 53a-3 (12)
Revised to December 1, 2007
A person acts "knowingly" with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense when (he/she) is aware that (his/her) conduct is of such nature or that such circumstance exists. An act is done (knowingly / with knowledge) if done voluntarily and purposely, and not because of mistake, inadvertence or accident.
Ordinarily, knowledge can be
established only through an inference from other proven facts and
circumstances. The inference may be drawn if the circumstances are such that a
reasonable person of honest intention, in the situation of the defendant, would
have concluded that <insert factual statement of the crime charged; for
example: "the instrument was forged">. The determinative question is
whether the circumstances in the particular case form a basis for a sound
inference as to the knowledge of the defendant in the transaction under inquiry.