Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Solorio-Soto, 300 Fed. Appx. 487 (9th Cir. 2008)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateCA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2006
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the defendant's conviction due to the prosecutor's misleading statements to the jury. "The prosecution's misleading statements, the jury was left with the impression that [defendant] had in fact been 'caught' 'knowingly' smuggling aliens in the past, which more probably than not affects its determination regarding [defendant's] mental state during the incident at issue here."
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6680-united-states-v-solrio-sote-circuit-court-vacating-conviction