Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Dedaj, 756 N.Y.S.2d 560 (N.Y. App. Div. 2003)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1999
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not prejudiced by the prosecutor's improper comments during cross-examination. "Defendant's claims that the prosecutor's cross-examination improperly commented on defendant's pretrial silence and attempted to shift the burden of proof by implying that defendant was obligated to produce witnesses are unpreserved and we decline to review them in the interest of justice. Were we to review these claims, we would reject them [citations omitted]. Although the prosecutor's reference to the content of certain prior testimony was improper, this evidence did not cause any prejudice to defendant since it was minimal and unrelated to the central issues of this case."
Determination Year2003
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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