People v. Dennis P. Smalls
AD1 order dated April 8, 2014, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 116 AD3d 474, 982 NYS2d 886. Graffeo, J., granted leave August 11, 2014. Argued November 17, 2015.
ISSUE PRESENTED: The sufficiency of a misdemeanor information charging seventh-degree drug possession based upon residue in a crack pipe (“a tar-like substance”), absent confirmatory scientific testing. (Assigned counsel: Seymour James, Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau, 199 Water Street, NYC 10038.)