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People v. Williams, B199059

In a case involving whether giving CALCRIM No. 416, the uncharged conspiracy instruction, to the jury is constitutional, conviction for selling cocaine base is affirmed over claims that CALCRIM No. 416: 1) impermissibly directs jurors to find that a conspiracy exists; 2) reduces the burden of proof; and 3) violates a defendant's constitutional rights to a jury and due process of law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/01/2008
  • Published 04/01/2008

Judges

  • COFFEE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Linn Davis, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Susan D. Martynec, Linda C. Johnson, Supervising Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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