Case Conclusion Date: 09.23.2004
Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: District Court Affirmed
Description: The Sentencing Court was required to consider New York Youthful Offender adjudications for the purposes of sentencing. Federal Courts are required to look at the State youthful offender statute to determine whether they are considered by federal courts for the purpose of sentencing. This process does not violate a defendant's equal protection rights.