A person who knowingly does an act which causes or which the person knows is likely to cause a catastrophe or assents to the doing of such act is guilty of release of destructive forces if that person willfully fails to take reasonable measures to prevent the catastrophe.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
On or about [month] [day], [year], in [County], North Dakota,
The Defendant, ___________________________,
Knowingly did an act which caused or which the person knew was likely to cause a catastrophe or assented to the doing of such act, and
Willfully failed to take reasonable measures to prevent the catastrophe.
[Insert relevant definitions NDCC 12.1-21-04(4), 12.1-02-02]
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