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Criminal Practice –  Assault – Jury Instructions – Bodily Injury & Serious Bodily Injury – Self-Defense – Ineffective Assistance Claim (access required)

Defendant was charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and the trial court instructed the jury on that charge and on the lesser-included offense of assault inflicting serious injury. Even assuming the trial court erred when it instructed the jury on the meaning of “serious bodily injury” yet failed to instruct on the meaning of ...

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