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On the Criminal Defenses of “Justification” and “Excuse”

Jamison Koehler Criminal Procedure, Defenses to Criminal Charges, Legal Concepts/Principles

  How can you not love the criminal defenses? With the government burdened with proving every element of an offense beyond a reasonable doubt, one criminal defense strategy is to challenge the identity of the perpetrator. Yes, says the defense lawyer in an alibi defense. I am sure the crime was committed, and wasn’t it a particularly egregious one at …