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Criminal Law Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20453 - State v. James A. (“On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court abused its discretion when it (1) joined for trial his sexual assault, risk of injury to a child, and strangulation charges with his threatening and disorderly conduct charges, and (2) denied his request, as a remedy for the disclosure of his prior incarceration by one of the state’s witnesses, that he be allowed to testify about the nonsexual nature of his prior felony convictions without opening the door to being asked on cross-examination about the nature of those convictions. We reject the defendant’s claims and, accordingly, affirm the judgments of the trial court.”)