Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Lopez-Benitez, 199 F.3d 437 (5th Cir. 1999)
CrimeDrug crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionFifth Circuit Court found prosecutorial misconduct because the defendant's right to a fair trial had been prejudiced. The prosecutor asked the defendant whether he was read his Miranda rights and whether he had asked for an attorney after being arrested. "[T]he mere posing of these questions seriously undermined" the defendant's defense.
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectBar evidence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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