Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Scruggs, 976 N.Y.S.2d 111 (N.Y. App. Div. 2013)
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2009
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's improper introduction of extrinsic evidence of a prior bad act to impeach the defendant's credibility was harmless error. "During the course of cross-examination of the defendant, the prosecutor improperly introduced extrinsic evidence of a prior bad act to impeach her credibility [citations omitted]. However, because there was overwhelming evidence of the defendant's guilt and no significant probability that the error contributed to the defendant's conviction, that error also was harmless [citation omitted]."
Determination Year2013
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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