The Jefferson County Attorney's Office prohibits the prosecutors from amending traffic citation to defective equipment even when there is clear evidence from mechanic that the speedometer was not reading properly.
The Jefferson County attorney, Mr. Michael O'Connell, football season plates that don't serve the General Public although they have the appearance of reasonableness. The Jefferson County Attorney's Office put out that unrepresented descendants will get the same offers as they would with an attorney which sounds reasonable.
However, if it weren't for the criminal defense attorney, former Judge Paul Gold, seeking exculpatory evidence, then an unrepresented defendant would not have known or discovered the fact that the officer was no longer certified to administer the DUI breathalyzer tests. The Jefferson County Attorney's Office isn't going to look for exculpatory evidence.
Another policy put in place for the Jefferson County Attorney's Office that doesn't serve the public interest is a Prohibition on amending traffic citation to defective equipment even when there's proof that the equipment was in fact defective.
Today, we were able to see Justice Prevail in spite of the Jefferson County Attorney's bad policies. The case ended up with no points off the license pleading guilty to a moving violation with court costs and a $50 fine.
The policies put in place by Michael O'Connell, the Jefferson County attorney, cost the taxpayer considerably when cases that don't justify impaneling a jury have to go to trial. These policies put a burden on the court, prosecutors, defendants, and jurors.