Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trial Lawyers’ Use and Deficient Treatment of Vouching Testimony Warrants New Trial for Convicted Sex Offender

August 22, 2017

  Per a recent Iowa Court of Appeals decision, a convicted sex offender is afforded opportunity for a new trial because the prosecutor used inappropriate vouching testimony, and his defense counsel failed to object to the same. In State v. Gillson, No. 15-2045 (Iowa Ct. App. May 17, 2017), Chad Gillson was convicted of third […]