Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 18,400+ case briefs...

Roy v. United States

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
652 A.2d 1098 (1995)



Peppi Miller, an informant for the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), participated in an undercover operation to purchase a handgun from Tony Roy (defendant). Roy agreed to procure a handgun and ammunition for Miller in exchange for $400. Miller obtained the money from federal agents of the BATF and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was equipped with a tape recorder and transmitter. Miller then met with Roy, who instructed Miller to wait for Steve Ross to bring the handgun and ammunition. When Miller met with Ross, Roy was nearby, but was not directly involved in the transaction. Ross gave Miller the handgun and almost immediately asked for it back. Miller returned the handgun. Ross then loaded the gun, pointed it at Miller, and robbed him of the $400. Ross and Roy were arrested and convicted of armed robbery. Roy moved for a judgment of acquittal, arguing that he did not participate in the armed robbery. The trial court denied Roy’s motion. Roy appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Schwelb, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 496,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 496,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 18,400 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial