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Criminal – Weapons Possession – Justification Defense (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a defendant’s firearm possession conviction, as the North Carolina trial court erred in holding that defendant failed to present sufficient evidence to warrant a justification jury instruction, and the 4th Circuit has clarified that a justification defense is available in this circuit. The district court concluded that a justification defense was not ...

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