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Court of Appeals – Unlawful dealing with a Child: People v. Berry

New York State Court of Appeals Unlawful dealing with a Child Permitting Children to Remain in a Place of Drug Activity People v. Berry No. 94 Judge Fahey Background: The defendant appealed from the conviction of criminal possession of a ...

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Court of Appeals – Grand Jury: People v. Griggs

New York State Court of Appeals Grand Jury Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Pro Se Defendant People v. Griggs No. 87 Judge Garcia Background: At issue on appeal is whether errors made by the prosecution before the Grand Jury require ...

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Court of Appeals – Custody Determinations: S.L. (Anonymous) v. J.R. (Anonymous)

New York State Court of Appeals Custody Determinations – Fundamental Right to Custody – Hearing Required S.L. (Anonymous) v. J.R. (Anonymous) No. 93 Judge Garcia Background: At issue is whether the Supreme Court properly made a final custody determination without ...

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Court of Appeals – Prior Bad Acts: People v. Frankline

New York State Court of Appeals Prior Bad Acts Scope of Testimony – Prejudice People v. Frankline No. 89 Memorandum Background: The defendant challenged his conviction alleging that the testimony about his prior act of violence against the victim was ...

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Court of Appeals – Conflict of Interest: People v. Wright

New York State Court of Appeals Conflict of Interest Denial of Hearing – Documentation Substantiating Allegations People v. Wright No. 88 Judge DiFiore Background: At issue is whether it was an abuse of discretion to deny the defendant’s 440 motion ...

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Court of Appeals – Child Support Collections: Columbia County Support Collection Unit v. Risley

New York State Court of Appeals Child Support Collections Consecutive Six-Month Sentences Columbia County Support Collection Unit v. Risley No. 83 Judge Garcia Background: At issue is whether the Family Court, in revoking two prior suspended orders of commitment, was ...

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Court of Appeals – Plea: People v. Reynolds

New York State Court of Appeals Plea Presentencing Conditions – Illegal Sentence People v. Reynolds No. 78 Memorandum Background: The defendant was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. After being incarcerated for six months he accepted a ...

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Court of Appeals – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Carver

New York State Court of Appeals Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Suppression Motion – No Colorable Argument People v. Carver No. 76 Judge Garcia Background: The defendant challenges his conviction of two counts of burglary alleging he did not have effective ...

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Court of Appeals – Mode of Proceedings Error: People v. Mack

New York State Court of Appeals Mode of Proceedings Error Jury Inquiry – Meaningful Response People v. Mack No. 74 Judge Fahey Background: At issue is whether the preservation rule applies when counsel unquestionably had meaningful notice of a jury’s ...

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