This Survey covers developments in criminal law and procedure in New York during the period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. The Survey encompasses decisions by the Court of Appeals (the “Court”) involving issues of criminal law and procedure and, where appropriate, discusses decisions from trial and intermediate appellate courts. The Survey also includes a discussion of legislative enactments pertaining to criminal law and criminal procedure during the relevant time period.
David E. Zukher is an attorney admitted to practice law in New York and North Carolina and is a managing partner of Weisberg, Zukher & VanStry, PLLC. His practice focuses on criminal law and general litigation. Mr. Zukher received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law graduating, magna cum laude, in May 1999. Mr. Zukher served as an editor of the Syracuse Law Review in 1998 and as an Executive Editor in 1999. He is the recipient of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, Order of the Coif, Robert M. Anderson Publication, and Law Review Distinguished Service awards. The author gratefully acknowledges the work of Ms. Emily G. Chumas, Mr. Colter J. Hayes, and Mr. Stephen McNamee, Syracuse University College of Law Class of 2012, for researching and organizing the legal materials for this article. The author also thanks his law partner, Donald P. VanStry, Esq., and paralegal, Michele E. Ottaway, for their help in preparing this work.