For the fifth time since joining GRL Law in 2018, Colin Murphy was once again named to the Great Plains Super Lawyers list in 2022, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the region receive this distinction.
HAMILTON COUNTY – Client was charged with Sex Abuse in the Second Degree based on an alleged incident that occurred 17 years prior. After being initially charged, the Assistant County Attorney who was handling the case filed a Motion to Dismiss the case. Before the motion could be granted by the Court, the head County Attorney withdrew the Motion to Dismiss. Months later the case was turned over to the Attorney General’s office. Three years after the charge was brought against him, the case proceeded to trial. Client testified at trial and protested his innocence. After an hour of...
GRL recently put its knowledge of drug identification procedures to the test in a case involving alleged THC vape liquid.
Police seized a vape cart during a traffic stop. Field testing of the liquid extract showed a positive color change indicating the possible presence of marijuana.
Frequent readers of the GRL Law blog know that field testing can mistake CBD for marijuana. We've discussed this phenomenon here.
This is where things get interesting.
Police didn't send the cart to the state crime lab. Instead, they sent it to a local department that employs an officer with training in marijuana identification. The officer's verdict...