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People v. Aledamat, 248105

Reversed court of appeal ruling that found prejudicial error. Defendant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, specifically a box cutter. The Supreme Court concluded as a matter of law that a box cutter is not inherently deadly, but that the Defendant used the box cutter in a deadly way. The Court went on to say that the trial court’s determination that the box cutter was an inherently deadly weapon was harmless error.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/08/26

Judges

  • Chin

Court

  • Supreme Court of California

Counsel