True or false? A jury may find a defendant guilty of any offense the elements of which are included in the offense with which

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she is actually charged.

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  1. Christine C McCall

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    Answered . Homework assignment? I think so. If your school thinks so, too, you can be in a bad situation.

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  2. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . I'm not sure of the question. A jury can only return a verdict on the charge(s) contained in the written jury instructions tendered to them prior to deliberation. They cannot return a verdict of guilty on a charge that was not included in the instructions.

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  3. David Aaron Wiesen

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    Answered . False. Not all offenses that share elements are necessary included. Need to look at use notes of jury instructions. Sometimes depends upon what the parties request as well.

  4. Keith G Langer

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    Answered . You should be researching the homework yourself; not expecting us to do it for you.

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  5. Carmine John Giardino

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    Answered . Not enough facts to answer

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