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Criminal Practice – Jury Instructions – Lesser-Included Offense – Statutory Definitions – Harmless Error Analysis  (access required)

In its jury instructions for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, the trial court read the statute governing the lesser-included offense of first-degree criminal domestic violence (CDV). Because that statute referred to the lesser offense of second-degree CDV, the trial court should have also defined second-degree CDV, as well as a term ...

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