New Trial Ordered After Trial Court Unfairly Denied Adjournment Request

On January 14, 2020, the Appellate Division, First Department reversed CAL client P.B.’s conviction for grand larceny and perjury and remanded his case for a new trial. The trial court improvidently exercised its discretion in denying the defense a one-day adjournment to call an absent witness, whose testimony would undisputedly have been material. Mark Zeno and Allison Haupt represented P.B. on appeal.