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Criminal Practice –  Jury Instructions – Assault – Consent – Discovery Violation (access required)

  There was evidence that the assault victim told defendant to hit him; nevertheless, defendant was not entitled to a jury instruction on consent. First, we see nothing in the common law definition of assault that supports defendant’s argument that the absence of consent is an element of assault. Furthermore, a violent crime is an offense ...

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