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Conviction reversed because of faulty Sandoval hearing

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, reversed a contempt conviction and dismissed an indictment because a Sandoval hearing was held without the defendant in court. Donald J. Gardner was convicted in October 2012 of second-degree criminal contempt, ...

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Read back of only prosecutor’s trial summation prompts new trial for Syracuse man

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An Onondaga County man will get a new trial because the jury heard a read back of the prosecutor’s closing argument, but not the defense lawyer’s. Tyrel Rivers, 33, who allegedly stabbed a woman in a chaotic brawl involving about ...

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