Tag Archives: Defense Theory: Consent

The Defendant Has No Burden Of Proof Re: Consent
October 16th, 2015

The Related Issues to CC 1700 state that “consent by the owner or occupant of property may constitute a defense to burglary.” However, no instruction is provided for this purpose. The Court of Appeal in People v. Sherow (2011) 196 Cal. App. 4th 1296, disapproved a consent instruction put together by a trial judge because […]

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Instruction on Necessary Intent to Commit the Act without Consent of the Victim
October 9th, 2015

People v. Dillon (2009) 174 Cal. App. 4th 1367, upheld a conviction using CC 890 in conjunction with CC 1045 dealing with the target offense of sexual penetration by force or fear. However, in 2010, when the same defendant in the Dillon case filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in a federal court, […]

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