CAL in the Courts

Appellate Term Reverses Conviction


On November 18, 2016, the Appellate Term, First Department, reversed CAL client H.S.’s conviction, and dismissed the accusatory instrument as the “appropriate corrective action”. As the District Attorney conceded, the plea record in the case lacked the “requisite ‘affirmative showing’ that defendant understood and waived his Boykin[ v. Alabama] rights”. H.S. was represented by Kate Skolnick