People v. Adams

Decision Date17 February 1987
Citation69 N.Y.2d 805,505 N.E.2d 946,513 N.Y.S.2d 381
Parties, 505 N.E.2d 946 The PEOPLE of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Tony ADAMS, Appellant.
CourtNew York Court of Appeals Court of Appeals
OPINION OF THE COURT MEMORANDUM.

The order of the Appellate Division, 117 A.D.2d 1024, 499 N.Y.S.2d 298, should be affirmed.

Defendant complains that the trial court erred in charging the jury with respect to circumstantial evidence that some of the facts could be proved with less assurance than others. Although the language isolated by defendant was one of the bases for reversal in People v. Ford, 66 N.Y.2d 428, 443, 497 N.Y.S.2d 637, 488 N.E.2d 458, the charge as a whole adequately conveyed to the jury the appropriate standards (People v. Ford, supra ).

Defendant's remaining contentions are not preserved for our review.

WACHTLER, C.J., and SIMONS, KAYE, ALEXANDER, TITONE, HANCOCK and BELLACOSA, JJ., concur.

Order affirmed in a memorandum.

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    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • October 29, 1992
    ...a fair and balanced interpretation of the law to be applied, including the standard of reasonable doubt (see, People v. Adams, 69 N.Y.2d 805, 513 N.Y.S.2d 381, 505 N.E.2d 946). Defendant's other objections to the charge were not raised below and therefore not preserved for appeal, and we fi......
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    ...74 L.Ed.2d 93 [1982] ), and that "the charge as a whole adequately conveyed to the jury the appropriate standards" ( People v. Adams, 69 N.Y.2d 805, 806, 513 N.Y.S.2d 381, 505 N.E.2d 946 [1987] ). Finally, the sentence is not unduly harsh or...
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