Criminal Lesson 3 Defenses Assignment
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The following Assignment should be completed and submitted to the course faculty via the learning platform for evaluation and grading. Submit your responses in one WORD document. List the question first, and then your response.
You are the newest member of the Public Defender’s office. Please draft a legal memorandum as to whether Dan has any justifiable defenses based on the following facts. Make sure to follow the guidelines for the preparation of the memorandum.
Al went to Dan’s gun shop to purchase a handgun and ammunition. Dan showed Al several pistols. Al selected the one he wanted and handed Dan five $100 bills to pay for it. Dan put the unloaded pistol and a box of ammunition in a bag and placed it on the counter. While Al was filling out the necessary registration papers, Dan went to the cash register to make change. As he was doing so, Dan noticed that the bills Al had handed him were counterfeit, and he exclaimed, “You rotten bum! You’ve given me phony money.”
At that moment, Al grabbed the bag that had the gun and ammunition in it and fled from the gun shop. Dan grabbed a loaded pistol he kept under the counter and ran after Al, yelling at him to stop. As Dan pursued Al down the street, he fired a shot into the air, and yelled, “If you don’t stop, the next shot will stop you.” Al kept running, and, as he did so, he loaded a cartridge into the pistol he had fled the gun shop with, turned, and shot toward Dan. The bullet struck and killed Dan. Only address defenses that are applicable based on the facts.
This is my suggestion of topics to discuss in memorandum. You can use a different one if you prefer. I copy this from CourseHero so if you used it please rephrase so it is not word for word copy since it probably from the answer from my professor that former student’s post it on CourseHero.
1. What legal justification, if any, did Dan have for (a) pursuing Al, and (b) threatening Al with deadly force? Discuss.
2. With what crimes can Al be charged, and what defenses, if any, can he assert? Discuss.