Tag: #SelfDefense

Commonwealth v. Jones

In this appeal of a murder conviction, the critical issues were Appellant’s state of mind and whether he acted in self-defense or an unreasonable belief that his life was in

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State v. Oguta

The New Jersey Appellate Division confronted the intersection of a justification defense and N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(d), which prohibits possession of a weapon “under circumstances not manifestly appropriate for such lawful uses

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Commonwealth v. Steele

In Commonwealth v. Steele, the Superior Court ruled that using a police scanner to avoid the police after shooting someone is not sufficient to establish criminal use of a communication

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