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Criminal law — Leaving scene of accident with property damage — Jury instructions — Knowledge of crash 

Dec 20th, 2022 in by admin

Criminal law — Leaving scene of accident with property damage — Jury instructions — Knowledge of crash — Defendant is not entitled to jury instruction, or to argue to jury, that she should be acquitted of leaving scene of accident with only property damage because she did not know that she had been in a crash — Evidence — Because defendant’s lack of knowledge of crash is not a defense to the charge, photos of her apartment and statements by defendant to law enforcement intended to reflect her mental state at time of crash are not relevant and are inadmissible
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