Criminal Law Keyed to Dressler
United States v. Lopez
McIntosh and the Defendant were arrested 10 days after the Defendant’s escape from the correctional institution and were charged with various offenses, including prison escape. The Defendant claimed that her life was unlawfully threatened by correctional institution authorities. Prior to the time of trial, the Defendant indicated that her intent was to raise a necessity and/or duress defense. Subsequently, McIntosh requested a jury instruction that stated that if the Defendant was found not guilty because she escaped as a result of necessity and/or duress, then McIntosh must be found not guilty of aiding and abetting her alleged escape.
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