Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Adkinson, 247 F.3d 1289 (11th Cir. 2001)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateFL
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the convictions due to the prosecutors acting in"bad faith", bringing charges for lawful behavior "with full knowledge that it was contrary to recent and controlling precedent." [T]he government's litigating position in this case was vexatious, frivolous and taken in bad faith" and the defendants ultimately received about $900,000 in Hyde Amendment Sanctions.
Determination Year1998
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://openjurist.org/247/f3d/1289/united-states-of-america-v-william-michael-adkinson-daniel-a-kistler