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Disorderly Conduct Conviction Dismissed

09/17/2015

After a bench trial, Desmond Welch was convicted of disorderly conduct for allegedly “rolling through a stop sign.”  On appeal, he argued that the evidence was legally insufficient to support his conviction because there was no testimony regarding the impact of his actions on either pedestrian or vehicular traffic, and thus no evidence that he acted with intent to cause a public disturbance.  Reaching the issue in the interest of justice, the Appellate Term agreed, vacated the conviction, and dismissed the accusatory instrument.  

Bryan Kreykes briefed the case.