People v. Shawn J. Silvertson

Decided On : 6/1/2017
AD4 order dated June 12, 2015, affirming judgment of conviction.  Decision below: 129 AD3d 1467, 12 NYS 3d 402.  Lippman, Ch. J., granted leave December 28, 2015.
ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) Search & Seizure: Whether the warrantless entry into defendant’s apartment was justified by exigent circumstances where the subject weapon was a knife, not a gun.  (2) Whether counsel was ineffective for failing to object to certain comments on the prosecutor’s summation, including that defendant’s silence upon arrest evidenced his guilt.  (Assigned counsel: David C. Schopp, The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., 237 Main St., Suite 1602, Buffalo, NY 14203.)

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