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Criminal Practice – Self-Defense Claim – Directed Verdict Motion – Fault in Bringing on the Difficulty – Gun at a Drug Deal (access required)

State v. Smith Going to a drug deal while armed with a deadly weapon is evidence of fault in bringing on the difficulty; thus, whether defendant armed himself in anticipation of a conflict was an issue for the jury, and the trial court correctly denied defendant’s motion for a directed verdict.

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