People v. Sandra Diaz


AD1 order dated November 13, 2012, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 100 AD3d 446, 954 NYS2d 20. Read, J., granted leave July 9, 2013.

ISSUE PRESENTED: Whether, pursuant to P.L. §260.20(1) (unlawfully dealing with a child), the possession of a small amount of drugs invisible to children in an apartment, for personal use, constitutes an "activity" being "maintained" or "conducted" within the meaning of the statute. (Assigned counsel: Katharine Skolnick and Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, 74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor, NYC 10006.)

Construction of P.L. 260.20(1) - unlawfully dealing with a child