Chesapeake Beach, MD asked in Criminal Law for Maryland

Q: If a officer wrote report stating he got drugs out car but than the chain of custody states they got it off me its wrong

Wouldn't this be defect in chain of custody

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Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You are pointing out inconsistencies between what the police officer stated in the Statement of Charges and what is written in the chain of custody document. Whether these inconsistencies can be used by you depends upon whether it impacts any issue or defense in the case. It does automatically defeat the chain of custody. You should discuss this issue with your attorney if you have one. If you do not have an attorney, you should retain private counsel or go to the Public Defender.

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