2019 Criminal Evidence Update–CLE Course Part 2

 

2019 CRIMINAL EVIDENCE UPDATE—PART 2 of 3

Course #CRM0328 (Transitional and Nontransitional) Prerecorded Audio (On Demand/Recorded-Audio)

Hybrid Accreditation for the Period July 2, 2019, through July 1, 2020

This Course Is Appropriate for Newly Admitted and/or Experienced Attorneys

Areas of Professional Practice: 4.0 CLE Credit Hours

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The course, in three parts, organizes selected decisions released between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 which address evidentiary issues in the context of Criminal Law. The NYS CLE Board’s approval process takes time, hence the December 31, 2018 cut-off. Four decisions summarized in the written materials were reversed by the Court of Appeals between January and July 2019. The reversals are indicated in red (in the written materials) with links to the Court of Appeals decisions. There are no references to the reversed decisions in the podcast. The reversals are:  People v Giuca, 2019 NY Slip Op 04642, CtApp 6-11-19 (Brady Material—the First Department decision is summarized at page 22 in the written materials);  People v Hill, 2019 NY Slip Op 03405, CtApp 5-2-19 (De Bour—the First Department decision is summarized at page 53 in the written materials);  People v Brown, 2019 NY Slip Op 03529, CtApp 5-7-19 (Justification Defense—the First Department decision is summarized at page 95 in the written materials); and  People v Smith, 2019 NY Slip Op 04447, CtApp 6-6-19 (Missing Witness Jury Instruction—the Fourth Department decision is summarized at page 130 of the written materials). To keep up to date, use the “Update Service” (in the menu at the top of the website pages) where the “Criminal Law” decision-summaries posted on the New York Appellate Digest website are organized in monthly “Update Pamphlets.” The Tables of Contents in these monthly “Update Pamphlets” facilitate a quick review of the “Criminal Law” issues, including evidentiary issues, addressed by our appellate courts since this CLE course was created.

As you listen to the course, you will hear four verification codes. After finishing all three parts of the course, print and fill out the attached “Attorney Affirmation,” including the four verification codes, your name, your signature, and the date you completed the course. Please also fill out the attached “Evaluation Survey.” Scan the “Attorney Affirmation” and the “Evaluation Survey” and email them as attachments to me, Bruce Freeman, at NewYorkAppellateDigest@gmail.com. I will then email to you the completed “New York CLE Certificate of Attendance,” as an attachment, awarding you credit for the 4-hour course. Or, if you wish to send and receive hard copies by regular mail, send the “Attorney Affirmation” and “Evaluation Survey” to New York Appellate Digest, LLC, 126 Colonial Village Road, Rochester, New York 14625 and make sure to include your return address.

Click on the links below for the written materials (“2019 Criminal Evidence Update”—319 pages), the “Attorney Affirmation” (the “verification code” form) and the “Evaluation Survey.”

2019 Criminal Evidence Updated—Written Materials

Attorney Affirmation 2019 Criminal Evidence Update

Evaluation Survey 2019 Criminal Evidence Update

Topics Covered in Part 2 (page references are to the written materials; the podcast does not address every case in the written materials) 

[Links to the Other Two Parts of this Course: Part 1, Part 3]

SECTION ONE (Cont’d)

EVIDENTIARY ISSUES, OTHER THAN “HEARSAY” AND “SEARCHES,” WHICH ARE NOT LINKED TO SPECIFIC OFFENSES (“HEARSAY” AND “SEARCHES” ARE COVERED SEPARATELY IN SECTIONS THREE AND FOUR) (Cont’d)

PRISON PHONE CALLS 147
PROHIBITION 149
PROSECUTION MISCONDUCT OR MISTAKES 150
PROSECUTOR’S IMPEACHMENT OF PEOPLE’S OWN WITNESSES 162
PSYCHIATRIC EVIDENCE 164
RECKLESSNESS VS CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE 166
REOPEN PROOF BASED UPON UNTRUTHFUL TESTIMONY BY VICTIM 168
RIGHT TO COUNSEL 169
SANDOVAL 174
SENTENCING 178
SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT (SORA) 192
THIRD PARTY CULPABILITY 197
TRIAL ORDER OF DISMISSAL (PEOPLE CANNOT APPEAL EVEN A CLEARLY ERRONEOUS GRANT OF A MOTION FOR A TRIAL ORDER OF DISMISSAL) 201
UNCHARGED THEORY, JURY SHOULD NOT HAVE CONSIDERED 202
WEIGHT OF THE EVIDENCE 206
WITNESS UNAVAILABILITY PROCURED BY DEFENDANT 216

 

SECTION TWO 217

EVIDENTIARY ISSUES RELATED TO SPECIFIC OFFENSES OR GENRES OF OFFENSES 217

ASSAULT 217
AUTOMOBILE PRESUMPTION (POSSESSION OF A WEAPON) 221
BREATHALYZER/BLOOD-ALCOHOL TEST (ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEST) 223
BURGLARY 226
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY 229
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ACCOMMODATION SYNDROME 231
CONTEMPT 232
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 233
CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE OR ASSAULT 235
DRUG FACTORY PRESUMPTION 237
ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD 238
ENTERPRISE CORRUPTION 239
FALSIFYING BUSINESS RECORDS 240
GANGS 241

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