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Name: People v. Deguzman
Case #: H025310
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 6 DCA
Opinion Date: 11/20/2003
Subsequent History: None

An ambiguity in both Penal Code section 12303.2 (possession of any explosive in a public location) and section 12303.3 (possession of any explosive with intent to injure) did not require dismissal of all but one count of each crime (where defendant was convicted of 54 counts of each crime). “Any” as used in each statute defines the unit of possession in singular terms, so defendant could be convicted of as many counts as there were explosives.