People v. Alexander Dockery


AD1 order dated June 21, 2012, dismissing the defendant’s appeal as of right. Pigott, J., granted leave April 10, 2013.

ISSUE PRESENTED: Whether the Appellate Division’s dismissal of defendant’s appeal in 2012 was error, where he wanted to appeal a felony conviction he sustained as a juvenile in 1986 and, in violation of due process, the State did not then afford him the assistance of counsel in applying for in forma pauperis relief and assignment of counsel. (Assigned counsel: Barbara Zolot and Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, 74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor, NYC 10006.)

whether indigent minors prosecuted in adult court are entitled to the assistance of counsel in applying for assigned counsel on appeal