Monthly Archives: November 2011

Defendant’s Statement, Alone, Does Not Constitute Possession Of A Dangerous Instrument

People v. Grant 2011 NY Slip Op 07304 Decided New York Court of Appeals October 20, 2011 Issue: whether defendant’s written statement threatening to shoot a robbery victim with a gun constitutes legally sufficient evidence that he was in actual possession of … Continue reading

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Hearsay Or Non-Hearsay: Reversed On Trial Court’s Failure To Admit Non-Hearsay Testimony.

People v. Becoats 2011 NY Slip Op 07306 Decided October 20, 2011 New York Court of Appeals  Issue: (1) Whether the mode of proceedings error was applicable in this case; (2) Whether the non-hearsay testimony offered by defendant at trial that … Continue reading

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