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Criminal Law – Robbery

Intent element of robbery does not include intent to apply force against the victim or to cause the victim to feel fear. It is robbery if the defendant committed a forcible act against the victim motivated by the intent to steal, even if the defendant did not also intend for the victim to experience force or fear....

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Criminal Law of interest

     Defendant who, while standing in the driveway of a home with the intent to commit larceny inside, uses a remote control to open a garage door--but then flees before going inside the garage when the homeowner responds to the opening door--has committed an attempted burglary of the first degree....

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Criminal Law Update:

Defendant’s asking of officers if he could request counsel, and later statement that his father had advised him to hire a lawyer, did not indicate petitioner was invoking his right to an attorney. Petitioner’s assertion of his right to remain silent did not categorically bar officers from trying to speak with him five days later.  ...

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