Body cam workload overwhelms some defense attorneys (“Defense attorneys in Virginia, both court-appointed and public defenders, are struggling to keep up with the amount of police body camera video they have to review. The Virginian-Pilot reports the wave of body camera adoption across the state has mostly happened without considering the attorneys ethically bound to… Read More
Short answer: we’re not sure. Philadelphia DA’s Office (run by a former defense attorney) won’t prosecute marijuana users for DUI unless they are actually stoned (“Krasner said his office will not prosecute cannabis DUIs ‘unless people show active — I repeat, active — psychoactive amounts of cannabis in their system that rise to a level… Read More
Held: Defendant’s refusal to submit to a breath test was not admissible to prove intoxication. Remanded for new trial. One way or another, the government will find a way to circumvent this ruling (for example, by finding another legal basis for admissibility or by changing the law).