Plain Error

United States v. Victor Lopez, No. 14-4610

Posted in Admission of Evidence,Plain Error,Prosecutorial Misconduct,Third Circuit Cases on April 20, 2016

Lopez was convicted for being a felon in possession of a handgun after a jury trial. Police testified that it was a routine job. Lopez testified that police framed him because he would not identify the true possessor of the gun, who he claimed had escaped the scene. On appeal, Lopez asserted that the prosecutor… read more