People
v.
Williams

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Second DepartmentMay 20, 1996
227 A.D.2d 576 (N.Y. App. Div. 1996)
227 A.D.2d 576643 N.Y.S.2d 373

May 20, 1996

Appeal from the Supreme Court, Kings County (Koch, J.).


Ordered that the judgment, as amended, is affirmed.

It was not an improvident exercise of discretion for the court to permit the People to cross-examine the defendant with respect to his criminal record. In rendering this decision, the court weighed the competing considerations and determined that the probative value of the crimes concerning the defendant's tendency to put his self-interest above that of society outweighed any prejudice ( see, People v. Sandoval, 34 N.Y.2d 371).

The defendant was not denied the effective assistance of counsel ( see, People v. Baldi, 54 N.Y.2d 137).

The defendant's remaining contentions are either unpreserved for appellate review or without merit ( see, People v. Nuccie, 57 N.Y.2d 818; People v. Brown, 167 A.D.2d 346; People v. Suitte, 90 A.D.2d 80). Mangano, P.J., Sullivan, Altman and Hart, JJ., concur.