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Court of Appeals — Conflict of Interest: People v. Payton

New York State Court of Appeals Conflict of Interest Criminal Investigation of Defense Counsel People v. Payton No. 232 Memorandum Background: The defendant was charged with one count of second-degree robbery. Two weeks prior to the trial, a search warrant was executed to search the defense counsel’s office. The search warrant was not disclosed to the defendant, the County Court, or the ...