Does a defendant have a right to an instruction that pinpoints the theory of the defense?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Stillwell, H041819 (Cal. App. 2016):

A defendant "has a right to an instruction that pinpoints the theory of the defense." (People v. Mincey (1992) 2 Cal.4th 408, 437, italics omitted.) The trial court may,

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