Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Rodriguez, 260 F.3d 416 (5th Cir. 2001)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateTX
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionProsecution told the jury the defendant's silence was evidence of his guilt, resulting in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals throwing out the conviction: the prosecutor "went beyond permissible impeachment and argued that the jury should infer Rodriguez's guilt directly from his post-arrest silence."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/reporter/F3/260/260.F3d.416.99-10982.html