AD1 reverses arson conviction for possible juror bias


On September 27, 2022, the Appellate Division, First Department reversed CAL client PT’s conviction for arson in the second degree. The Court held that PT was entitled to a new trial because the court failed to elicit an unequivocal assurance of impartiality from a prospective juror who admitted that he was “definitely bais[ed] toward law enforcement.” Ben A. Schatz represented PT on appeal.