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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Mistrial-Improper Witness Testimony

Defendant appealed from the denial of his motion for a mistrial after a prosecution witness violated the district court’s order prohibiting mention of any outstanding warrants against defendant. The district court instead struck the testimony and instructed the jury to disregard it. Where mention of defendant’s outstanding warrant for failure to pay was of minimal prejudicial ...

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