Tag Archives: Deadly Weapon


California Supreme Court Grants Review to Consider the Standard of Prejudice When Jury Instructed on Both Legally Valid and Invalid Theories of Conviction
November 9th, 2018

People v. Aledamat REVIEW GRANTED (2018) 20 Cal.App.5th 1149, 1153-1154 reversed a conviction for assault with a deadly weapon based on the following description of the standard of review:   When an appellate court determines that a trial court has presented a jury with two theories supporting a conviction—one       legally valid and one legally […]


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Definition of Deadly Weapon Corrected
July 3rd, 2015

  People v. Brown (2012) 210 Cal. App. 4th 1, 4, considered weapons such as BB guns, and noted that CC 375’s definition of a “deadly weapon,” “which includes objects that are inherently ‘dangerous’ as well as inherently ‘deadly,’ is, at best, ambiguous and, at worst, overbroad.” “[CC 875] may impermissibly allow a jury to […]


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