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Judge Halts Trial Because Jurors Were Playing Sudoku

Although this was in Australia, what would any government expect when you make jurors sit for a trial for 66 days? What kind of crime is worth spending a million dollars to prosecute? Drug conspiracy? If as the prosecutor, you reach day 66 of your drug conspiracy trial, you have officially bored the hell out of the jurors – not to mention put them out of business and caused their families to lose their home in foreclosure. Who can afford two months of jury duty?

You can read the full article here.

– John H. Bryan, West Virginia Attorney.

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Drugs, Juries, Trials | Leave a comment

New West Virginia DUI Law Effective June 6, 2008

I reported on the new West Virginia DUI statute in a previous post, which can be found here. I previously reported that the effective date would be June 1, 2008. From what I have heard from other attorneys, and from the WV Supreme Court, the effective date will actually be June 6, 2008.

This means that if you get arrested for DUI on or after June 6, 2008, then the new law will govern your case.

– John H. Bryan, West Virginia Attorney.

June 10, 2008 Posted by | DUI, Legislation, Vehicular Crimes | Leave a comment