Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Sanchez, 176 F.3d 1214 (9th Cir. 1999)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateMT
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial due to multiple instances of prosecutor misconduct including relying on inadmissible evidence, improperly vouching for government witnesses, and telling the jury it had a duty to convict the defendant. "We are compelled to reverse the judgment of conviction in this case because the prosecutor committed misconduct in an attempt to destroy [the defendant's] credibility and in his argument to the jury."
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Misstating
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1142477.html