Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Johnson, 190 A.D.2d 1001, 594 N.Y.S.2d 1006 (N.Y. App. Div. 1993)
CrimeAttempted murder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not denied a fair trial due to improper remarks by the prosecutor. "Defense counsel did object to an improper remark by the prosecutor on summation concerning defendant's failure to testify. The court sustained the objection and defendant did not ask for a mistrial or for curative instructions. In its charge to the jury, the court told the jury that it could not draw any inference unfavorable to defendant from the fact that he did not take the stand and testify."
Determination Year1993
Misconduct TypeTR: Misstating
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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