I know, and I freely admit my half-baked opinion might not be worth much under scrutiny.
On the other hand, one thing is to show evidences that point with reasonable certainty to a specific intent, and another is just saying "but I didn't mean to!" and get away with it. The latter won't certainly fly in an court of law.
(Also, I'm speaking in general terms about the ethics on intent, not specifically about courts of law, something I'm not even barely competent to discuss.)