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CitationPeople v. Currier, 919 N.Y.S.2d 733 amended on reargument, 924 N.Y.S.2d 872 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)
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Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionProsecutor misconduct was insufficient, according to the NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division, to overturn defendant's conviction: "We agree with defendant, however, that the prosecutor improperly circumvented the Sandoval ruling issued by County Court by cross-examining defendant's girlfriend concerning his arrest record. Nevertheless, we conclude that the court alleviated any prejudice arising from that isolated instance of prosecutorial misconduct by its curative instruction in which the court informed the jury that the prosecutor was mistaken with respect to the number of defendant's arrests and directed it not to consider such evidence (citation omitted). We otherwise reject defendant's contention that he was deprived of a fair trial by prosecutorial misconduct."
Determination Year2011
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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