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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen


    AC43339 - State v. Gray (“On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court (1) improperly denied his motion to dismiss the charges against him or, in the alternative, to suppress any evidence relating to currency seized during his arrest, thereby violating his right to due process under article first, § 8, of the Connecticut constitution, (2) abused its discretion by denying the defendant’s postverdict motion for a new trial or, in the alternative, for a mistrial based on the state’s late disclosure of forensic lab photographs, and (3) abused its discretion by permitting the state, on rebuttal, to present an enlarged copy of a lab photograph already in evidence and witness testimony on that photograph. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.”)

    AC43377 - State v. Kyle A. (Burglary in the first degree, criminal mischief in the first degree, threatening in the second degree, criminal violation of a protective order, tampering with a witness in violation, attempt to commit criminal violation of a protective order. “The defendant’s appellate claims pertain solely to his burglary conviction. The defendant claims that, because the state did not present sufficient evidence that he committed the burglary offense, he is entitled to a judgment of acquittal with respect to that offense. Alternatively, the defendant claims that, because the court’s instruction concerning the burglary offense constituted plain error, the conviction for burglary should be overturned and the case remanded for a new trial with respect to that offense. We affirm the judgments of the trial court.”)