25 Cited authorities

  1. Boykin v. Alabama

    395 U.S. 238 (1969)   Cited 11,567 times   12 Legal Analyses
    Holding defendant must have "a full understanding of what the plea connotes and its consequences "
  2. North Carolina v. Alford

    400 U.S. 25 (1970)   Cited 9,095 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a defendant may voluntarily, knowingly, and understandingly plead guilty and consent to be sentenced even if he is unwilling to admit to his participation in the crime when he is represented by competent counsel, he intelligently concludes that his interests require a guilty plea, and the record strongly evidences his guilt
  3. State v. Danielson

    2007 N.Y. Slip Op. 9814 (N.Y. 2007)   Cited 7,239 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding a "legally sufficient verdict can be against the weight of the evidence"
  4. People v. Mateo

    2 N.Y.3d 383 (N.Y. 2004)   Cited 2,737 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Finding criminal liability attaches to "a person concerned in the commission of a crime whether he directly commits the act constituting the offense or aids and abets in its commission . . ."
  5. People v. Lopez

    71 N.Y.2d 662 (N.Y. 1988)   Cited 2,495 times   3 Legal Analyses
    In Lopez, the New York Court of Appeals recognized "the rare case" where a defendant's plea allocution "casts significant doubt upon the defendant's guilt or otherwise calls into question the voluntariness of the plea[.
  6. Matter of Silmon v. Travis

    95 N.Y.2d 470 (N.Y. 2000)   Cited 592 times
    Stating that, under New York law, Alford pleas are permitted only where “the record before the court contains strong evidence of actual guilt,” and observing that they “may generally be used for the same purposes as any other conviction,” including “in determining predicate felon status for sentencing”
  7. People v. Turner

    2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 8766 (N.Y. 2005)   Cited 475 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Finding appellate counsel ineffective for not raising ineffectiveness of trial counsel on appeal
  8. People v. Cahill

    2 N.Y.3d 14 (N.Y. 2003)   Cited 150 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, if the intent of a burglary is to commit murder, then it cannot be said that the murder was carried out "in furtherance of" the burglary, because the burglary "was merely a prerequisite to . . . committing the murder"
  9. People v. Ramirez

    89 N.Y.2d 444 (N.Y. 1996)   Cited 166 times
    Upholding consecutive robbery sentences where the defendant forcibly took the belongings of two security guards in a hotel parking lot
  10. People v. Harris

    98 N.Y.2d 452 (N.Y. 2002)   Cited 136 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Describing defendant's murder of three persons in course of robbery