Drug Convictions May Be Thrown Out

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Drug Convictions May Be Thrown Out

Published on June 06, 2013 by Larry Crippen

In Texas, thousands of misdemeanor and felony drug cases may be thrown out following the ruling of the state’s highest court that any case with evidence handled by DPS forensic examiner Jonathan Salvador is suspect. Salvador was reported to have handled nearly 5,000 drug cases from 2006 to 2012.

According to Harris County Public Defender’s Office Head Alex Bunin, “Cases that Salvador was responsible for are suspect, and the courts will not respect those convictions, and they’ll be overturned.”

Harris County District Attorney’s office prosecutor Josh Reiss said, “It puts the defendants back to square one, but we can still re-try them.”

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