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Michael Cyr

 

Charge:

Driving Related

Sentence:

"3 yrs (Suspended after one year), followed by 3 yrs probation and a $2000 fine."

Years Imprisoned:

1

Year Crime:

2005

Year Convicted:

2005

Year Cleared:

2007

U.S. State or Country of Crime:

Connecticut

County or Region of Crime:

Hartford

City of Crime:

Hartford

Result:

Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"Michael Cyr was wrongly convicted on October 24, 2005 of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs on February 28, 2005 in Hartford, Connecticut. The trial judge denied Cyr's pretrial motion to dismiss for insufficient evidence. After Cyr's jury trial had commenced, the judge denid a second motion to dismiss, and Cyr agreed to plead no contest in exchange for preserving his right to appeal the judge's ruling. Cyr was sentenced by Judge Raymond R. Norko to 3 years in prison, to be suspended after one year, followed by 3 years probation and payment of a $2,000 fine. On June 12, 2007 the Connecticut Court of Appeals reversed Cyr's conviction and ordered his acquittal in ruling: "Viewing the facts in the light most favorable to the state, we conclude that the state did not have sufficient evidence to continue prosecution and that the court should have granted the defendant's motion to dismiss.""

Conviction Caused By:

Judge erred in not granting motion to dismiss for insufficient evidence.

Innocence Proved By:

"On June 12, 2007 the Connecticut Court of Appeals reversed Cyr's conviction and ordered his acquittal in ruling: "Viewing the facts in the light most favorable to the state, we conclude that the state did not have sufficient evidence to continue prosecution and that the court should have granted the defendant's motion to dismiss.""

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Information Source 1:

"State v. Cyr, No. AC 27172 (Conn.App. 06/12/2007)"

Information Location 1:

"https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1484284692889953479&q=State+v.+Cyr+AC+27172+2007&hl=en&as_sdt=4,7"

Information Source 2:

"Conviction Overturned For Man Accused Of Starting Car While Drunk, Hartford Courant, June 7, 2007"

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"http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-duioverturn0607,0,84011.story?coll=hc-headlines-local"

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