Tag Archives: CC 3117

Synonymous Terminology Used to Designate a Person Who Committed a Crime
February 20th, 2015

  PC 31 and PC 971 use the use the word “principal” to designate a person who may be liable to be convicted for committing a crime. However, some cases use descriptive words such as “participant” or “confederate.” And, some jury instructions (e.g., CC 373, CC 402, CC 415, CC 540C, CC 541C, and CC […]

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Second Amendment As Bar To Arming Enhancement
July 1st, 2014

  The United States Supreme Court has held that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to bear arms. (District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) 554 U.S. 570.) Although the court articulated an exception for felons, the defense position is that this exception does not apply to armed enhancements. The Second Amendment’s protection of the […]

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