IN IJA 10.1500. Mistake of Fact.
Indiana Judges Association (IJA) (2017)
CHAPTER 10 DEFENSES RELATING TO CULPABILITY
Instruction No. 10.1500. Mistake of Fact.
It is an issue whether the Defendant mistakenly committed the acts charged.
It is a defense that the Defendant was reasonably mistaken about a matter of fact if the mistake prevented the Defendant from:
[intentionally] [knowingly] [recklessly] committing the acts charged
[committing the acts charged with specific intent to (specify specific intention for crime)].
The State has the burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the Defendant was not reasonably mistaken.