Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Rock, 882 N.Y.S.2d 907 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial Year2006
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's misconduct was harmless. "The prosecutor exceeded the bounds of the trial court's Sandoval ruling [citation omitted] by questioning the defendant regarding the nature of his conviction in 2005. Nonetheless, the prosecutor's misconduct was harmless since there was overwhelming evidence of the defendant's guilt and, in light of the defendant's prompt and sustained objections to the improper questioning, there was no significant probability that the misconduct contributed to the defendant's conviction [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedNo
SanctionsNo
Sanction TypeNA
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20NYCO%2020090807264