The Texas Supreme Court ruled on June 6, 2013 that approximately 5,000 drug charge cases be manually reviewed and eligible for retrial or dismissal! Drug charge dismissals will be granted for many cases because the evidence that was used to prosecute their cases was not valid. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Jay Cohen urges Harris county residents to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately if they have been convicted of drug charges in Houston within the the last 7 years.
Jay Cohen Interviewed About Overturned Houston Drug Charge Convictions
Watch Cohen’s interview with ABC News Here: Texas Supreme Court: Thousands of drug convictions must be tossed out
Jay Cohen urged everyone that has been charged with any drug-related offense in Texas to hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. Cohen berated Salvador’s behavior, which in itself is grounds for a criminal conviction. Cohen also stated that rogue criminal examiners such as Salvador should be held accountable for their actions in a court of law, especially when so many innocent people were convicted and served time in prison for crimes with evidence he fabricated.
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Texas Crime Lab Examiner Guilty of Falsifying Drug Charge Evidence
Jonathan Salvador, a state crime lab examiner, improperly handled and reported forensic evidence used to prosecute and convict thousands of criminal drug cases in Texas. He was given a promotion in 2012 for being a friendly person and trying his best. However, his colleagues reported his inadequacies as a chemist and several accounts of him fabricating or simply duplicating report findings and copying them to use in other cases has been confirmed. 450 people in Houston and Harris County alone may have been wrongly convicted of drug charges because of Salvador.
Are You Eligible for Drug Charge Retrial or Dismissal in Texas?
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, contact Jay Cohen immediately because you may be eligible for a retrial or dismissal.
- Did you face drug charges of any kind in Texas between 2006 and 2012 in Texas?
- Were you found guilty and convicted of a drug-related offense between 2006 and 2012 in Texas?
- Did you take a plea deal or receive deferred adjudication for drug charges between 2006 and 2012 in Texas?
- Were you convicted of a felony drug charge in Texas between 2006 and 2012?
- Were you convicted of a misdemeanor drug charge in Texas between 2006 and 2012?
- Were you found to be in violation of your probation or parole because of a drug test between 2006 and 20012 in Texas?
- Were drug charges brought against you but dropped or the case ended in a mistrial?
People who were indicted, charged or convicted with drug charges between 2006 and 2012 in Texas are strongly urged to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately to see if they are on this list. Even if you were not convicted, the charges that were brought against you are visible and can haunt you for the rest of your life. If you find that you are not on this list, you probably still qualify for a record expunction, which purges charges from your permanent public record.
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List of Harris County Drug Charge Cases Eligible for Retrial & Dismissal
450 people on the list were wrongly convicted of drug charges in Harris County alone. Four of these people are serving time for drug convictions they are probably not guilty of! Countless others that have been charged with a drug crime, whether misdemeanor or felony, will have those charges on their record unless they are overturned during the review period. Search the Harris Criminal Case Records to see if you or someone you know is eligible for a retrial or dismissal of charges.
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