Category Archives: – Assault & Affray

Pickpocket v. Robbery. Cooper v. State.

Brief Brief.  Cooper v. State,9 Md. App. 478 (1970). ISSUE:  Pickpocket v. Robbery QUOTE: “Robbery, a common law crime in Maryland, is larceny from the person accompanied by violence or putting in fear.  The violence may be actual as by … Continue reading

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Imperfect Self-Defense Jury Instruction

NOTE:  This is a sample jury instruction for imperfect self-defense for a charge of First Degree Assault.  It is a modified version of Maryland Pattern Jury Instruction Cr 5:07, Self-Defense,  with additional language pursuant to Christian v. State, 405 Md. … Continue reading

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Elements of Affray and defenses. Dashiell v. State.

Brief Brief Dashiell v. State, 214 Md. App. 684 (2013) Issue: Elements of Affray and defenses. Background: Defendant was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.  On appeal, three issues were raised: 1) whether the trial court erred in instructing the jury that … Continue reading

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