A question at oral argument prompted an associate in a Houston firm to dig up some legislative history that made his client's case even stronger, he says. The case involved a defendant who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated after a trial court denied his motion to suppress blood test results. He argued on appeal that was error, because the person who obtained his blood specimen was licensed as an "emergency medical technician-intermediate" and was not a "qualified technician."
Appellate Lawyer of the Week: The Link to Legislative Intent
June 18, 2012
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