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Illegal to search citizen held at gunpoint and handcuffed

Wilson v. State, 3/22/18, COA (May) – While investigating a suspicious parked car, removing the driver at gunpoint and handcuffing him constituted an illegal arrest. Interlocutory appeal of suppression ruling.  Police responded to a report of a suspicious parked vehicle in a high crime are.  The responding officers recognized one occupant as having a history […]

Legal duty to advise partners of AIDS status

Williams v. State, 10/30/17, COA (Robb) – Failure to warn sexual partners of his AIDS diagnosis was a felony. D was diagnosed with AIDS, but didn’t reveal this to sexual partners, in spite of being advised of his duty to warn.  D objected that he was not identified properly in court, but the COA disagreed […]