What does the phrase crimes are statutory offenses

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Robert Jason De Groot

Answered 3 years ago

Statutory offenses are crimes that are found within statutes. Each element of the crime is listed in the statute, and each element must be proven by the state beyond and to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt. We look to the statute, and the case law under it to, as well as the facts of the case, to determine whether there can even be a prima facie showing by the State.