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Oct 27

New York Appeals Court Rules Judge Who Convicted A Defendant Cannot Also Decide Their Appeal

New York Court of Appeals building (Rick Kopstein)

The New York Court of Appeals unanimously ruled on October 24, 2017 that the judge who convicted a defendant cannot also solely decide their appeal. Brian Novak was ticketed in August 2012 in Schenectady, New York for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and related traffic infractions. He pled not guilty when arraigned in Schenectady City Court. …

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