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People v. Saavedra, D049187

Conviction and sentence for possession of a weapon while confined in a penal institution is affirmed over claims that: 1) the trial court erred by failing to sua sponte instruct on duress and self-defense; and 2) alternatively, defense counsel provided ineffective representation by failing to request instructions on these two defenses.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/29/2007
  • Published 10/29/2007


  • HALLER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Appellate Defenders, Inc., and William D. Holman, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, San Diego, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette and Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorneys General, Lilia E. Garcia and Raquel M. Gonzalez, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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