Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Sanchez, 176 F.3d 1214 (9th Cir. 1999)
CrimeNon-violent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
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
Sanction TypeUKN
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