Pre-crime “Freestyle rapping”

August 14, 2012

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXIV Review
  • 110XXIV(Q) Harmless and Reversible Error
  • 110k1169 Admission of Evidence
  • 110k1169.1 In General
  • 110k1169.1(2) Particular Offenses and Prosecutions
  • 110k1169.1(4) k. Burglary, Robbery, Larceny, and Embezzlement; Stolen Property.

110 Criminal LawAdmission of evidence that defendant and codefendants had been engaged in freestyle rapping prior to robbery underlying prosecution was harmless error, given overwhelming evidence of defendant’s guilt.
People v. White, 838 N.Y.S.2d 248 (App. Div. 2007)

Suggested by Anthony C. Barbe, Attorney; Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP, Denver, CO