Case Detail
CitationPeople v. George, 671 N.Y.S.2d 671 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998)
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1998
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, upheld the defendant's conviction in the face of prosecutor misconduct: "Contrary to the defendant's contention, he is not entitled to a new trial because of the prosecutor's opening statement. While the prosecutor made arguments in his opening statement which were better suited to a closing statement, and improperly vouched for the credibility of the People's witnesses in the opening statement, the court instructed the jury to disregard certain comments, and issued prompt and forceful curative instructions. In addition, there was overwhelming evidence of the defendant's guilt [citation omitted]. Under these circumstances, reversal is not warranted . . ."
Determination YearUKN
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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