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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Zigadto, Janet

 

AC42450 - State v. Cowen ("The self-represented defendant, Jermaine Lee Cowan, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of robbery in the second degree, larceny in the third degree, and conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree. On appeal, the defendant claims that his due process rights were violated because his conviction was obtained on the basis of false testimony, which the state failed to correct. We conclude that this claim lacks merit and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC43485, AC43504- State v. Michael F. ("In these consolidated appeals, the defendant, Michael F., appeals from the judgments of the trial court dismissing for lack of subject matter jurisdiction his motions to open three disposed criminal cases. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court (1) improperly concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to consider the motions, (2) abused its discretion in failing to retain jurisdiction to rule on the motions, and (3) violated his right to due process when it dismissed the motions without providing him notice and an opportunity to be heard on the issue of jurisdiction. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.")

AC43859 - State v. Suzanne P. ("The defendant, Suzanne P., appeals from the judgment of the trial court denying her amended motion to modify a special condition of her probation. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court improperly (1) determined that the special condition prohibited her from having any contact with her children, and (2) denied her amended motion for modification despite the fact that the special condition prohibiting contact with her children violates her right to due process. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")