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Criminal Practice — Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Indictment Allegations – Obstruction of Justice (access required)

Although the caption of defendant’s indictment included the words “obstruction of justice,” this was insufficient to correct the indictment’s omission of an essential element: that defendant obstructed, prevented, impeded, or hindered justice. We vacate the judgment against defendant and remand for a new disposition. Defendant’s Alford plea did not waive his right to appeal. A defendant may ...

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