People v. Hollis: Court Discusses Negligent Discharge of a Firearm Law

The Michigan Court of Appeals in People v. Hollis takes a look at the statute for negligently discharging a firearm. The Defendant in this case appealed a jury’s verdict. The appeal argued a lack of sufficiency of evidence to uphold the conviction. What Happened in the Case Hollis was the only witness in the case. He was sitting with a shotgun across his lap. Hollis claimed to believe there were only three shells in the shotgun which he […]

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People v. Jones: Court Discusses Inoperable Gun Defense to Felonious Assault Charges

The Michigan Supreme Court in People v. Jones discusses the inoperable gun defense for a felonious assault with a firearm charge The Case Facts Defendant entered a student’s dormitory room at Eastern Michigan University where he aimed a pistol at her. He later aimed a pistol at a second person who had chased him down the hallway. Defendant was charged with two counts of felonious assault. Felonious assault is an assault with a gun, revolver, pistol, other dangerous […]

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