Usually, a person cannot be convicted of a crime based on an act that is accidental. Rather, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant acted intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly. People act intentionally when their purpose is to cause a particular result or engage in a particular course of conduct. People act knowingly when they are aware of the nature of their conduct or the surrounding circumstances. People act recklessly when they are aware of and consciously disregard the risk their conduct poses to others. Reckless conduct is always a great departure from how a law-abiding person would act.