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Criminal Practice – Felon in Possession – Defendant’s Knowledge – Controlled Substances Amount  (access required)

The trial court plainly erred by failing to instruct the jury that the government had to prove that defendant Young knew he was a convicted felon at the time he possessed a firearm. However, defendant Young (1) stipulated that he had a felony conviction; (2) never disputed his felon status; (3) testified that (a) he ...

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