Court Decision: Defective Information Results in Dismissal

Appellate Division, Second Department: People v. Rodriguez

Defective Information Results in Dismissal

The prosecution charged Mr. Rodriguez in a misdemeanor information with, inter alia, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He subsequently pled guilty. The Appellate Division reversed the judgment, vacated the plea, and dismissed the count because the information failed to include sufficient factual allegations regarding the officer’s conclusions.

Caitlyn Carpenter and Martin Sawyer represented Mr. Rodriguez