Cases of the Week: January 3, 2020

Hey folks,

We had a short week to the start of 2020, so I’m afraid this week’s “Cases of the Week” post includes just a single appellate court decision on self-defense, out of California. (Access requires a minimum of Bronze-level membership, available for FREE here.)

1. People v. Palomar, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 4 (CA Ct. App. 2nd. 2020)

Bare-handed attack that killed victim found at trial to qualify as second-degree murder, in part under doctrine of “implied malice,” and this conviction is affirmed on appeal in this decision.

The decision has a dissent.


And remember:

You carry a gun so you’re hard to kill.

Know the law so you’re hard to convict!

Stay safe!


Attorney Andrew F. Branca
Law of Self Defense LLC

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