Monday, May 23, 2005

US v. Nobriga

No. 04-10169 (5-20-05). Defendant was convicted of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. Defendant argued that the charge should have been dismissed because the victim of the offense was a "former girlfriend." The 9th agreed, because a "former girlfriend" did not fit the federal definitions of a current or former spouse, parent, guardian of the victim, a person who is cohabitation or has cohabited with the victim etc. A former girlfriend didn't cut it.


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