Recently, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the prosecution is prohibited from introducing a forensic laboratory report containing a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) certification through the in-court testimony of a scientist who did not sign the certification or perform or observe the test reported in the certification. The “Supreme Court: BAC Reports Subject to the Sixth Amendment Scrutiny”
Criminal Protective Orders and Restraining Orders
Restraining and protective orders are court issued orders limiting or prohibiting an individual from contacting the alleged victim of a crime. The names for each order are essentially synonymous. In criminal matters, the court is authorized to issue restraining orders, which are generally referred to as criminal protective orders, to “Criminal Protective Orders and Restraining Orders”
Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?
Governor Rick Perry does not want you to find out if Texas carried out the execution of a legally and factually innocent person. The Texas governor replaced the head of the Texas Forensic Science Commission just days before he and other experts were scheduled to testify at a hearing called to “Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?”