Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Rivera, 894 N.Y.S.2d 661 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010)
CrimeAssault
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's error in failing to correct the testimony of a witness was harmless. "Defendant failed to preserve for our review his contention that he was denied a fair trial when the prosecutor failed to correct the testimony of a witness who stated that he had not been offered a benefit for his testimony, and compounded that error by making misleading comments during summation concerning that witness's testimony [citations omitted]. In any event, we conclude that the error is harmless inasmuch as there is no reasonable possibility that it might have contributed to the verdict [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2010
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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