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People v. Williams, No. C059218

By FindLaw Staff on August 28, 2009 12:34 PM

Defendant's burglary conviction is affirmed where the trial court erred by failing to instruct the jury on the claim-of-right defense, which requires substantial evidence that the defendant, in good faith, believed the property taken from the victim belonged to his co-principal, but the error was harmless because the instruction could not have influenced the verdict.

Read People v. Williams, No. C059218

Appellate Information

Filed August 26, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Butz

Counsel

For Appellant:

Syda Kosofsky, San Francisco, CA

For Respondent:

Michael P. Farrell, Assistant Attorney General, San Francisco, CA

Ivan P. Marrs, Deputy Attorney General, San Francisco, CA

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