Tag Archives: CC 3406

Mistake of Fact – Role of Reasonableness
March 13th, 2015

  Mistake of Fact – Jury May Consider Reasonableness of Belief on the Issue of Good Faith   It is well established that a good faith mistake of fact can negate specific mental state elements of a charge such as knowledge. (See People v. Watt (2014) 229 Cal. App. 4th 1215, 1217-1220; People v. Lawson […]

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CC 3406 Mistake Of Fact As Defense Theory: Not Required Sua Sponte
January 10th, 2014

  The trial judge does not have a sua sponte duty to instruct on mistake of fact. (People v. Lawson (2013) 215 Cal. App. 4th 108.)

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