Case Detail
CitationCollins v. State, No. 5D13–637, 2014 WL 1255831 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Mar. 28, 2014)
CrimeViolent, other
StateFL
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionDefendant appealed her judgment and sentences which were entered by the trial court after a jury found her guilty of committing a burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Determining that the prosecutor committed fundamental error by arguing, during closing, that the defendant had coerced a key State witness to change her trial testimony, the Florida District Court of Appeals reversed. "The alleged coercion by Collins was a feature of the prosecutor's closing argument, and was not supported by the evidence. Thus, the prosecutor's unobjected-to argument was fundamental error."
Determination YearUKN
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.5dca.org/Opinions/Opin2014/032414/5D13-637%20op.pdf