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Habeas writs highlight withheld evidence in capital case, drug prosecution shortfalls

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Harris County isn't the only place where folks are coerced into plea deals for drug offenses when the crime lab report later reveals they did not, in fact, possess any drugs. Yesterday's Texas Court of Criminal Appeals hand down list includes another such a case out of Wharton County. ...

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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I can see the bureaucratic fix for this: Simply cancel the test as soon as the guilty plea is accepted. Have the victim, I mean perp, sign an affidavit swearing those are drugs, forfeiting the property and the evidence can be destroyed. The state never makes a mistake.

I am sure this is already the policy of almost every other criminal justice jurisdiction in the US. You guys are behind the times and it bit you in the ass.


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