Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Tetrault, 861 N.Y.S.2d 408 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2007
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that any error resulting from the prosecutor's improper impeachment of the defendant's witness during cross-examination and/or her reference to witness's arrest during summation was harmless. "[T]he evidence of the defendant's guilt, without reference to the alleged error, was overwhelming, and there is no significant probability that the alleged error might have contributed to the defendant's conviction. Thus, any error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt [citations omitted]. The prosecutor's reference to the witness's arrest during her summation was also harmless error [citation omitted]."
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Other
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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