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CitationPeople v. Perkins, 804 N.Y.S.2d 698 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
CrimeDrug crimes
Pros. First NameGerald
Pros. Last NameMollen
Trial Year2004
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not denied a fair trial due to prosecutor misconduct. "The prosecutor improperly referred to prior statements of a witness to whom defendant allegedly sold cocaine, which statements were not in evidence, and informed the jury that the statements were consistent with the witness's trial testimony. Defendant was not prejudiced by these remarks and this error was rendered harmless because he was acquitted of all charges related to that witness [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2005
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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