The Campaign For DA

11.14.2013

Making The Rounds: Visiting Judge In Tarrant County Chews Out Jury For Finding DWI Defendant Not Guilty



Amazing. It happened just over two weeks ago in County Criminal Court no. 4.

The jury has an absolute right to disregard an Intoxilyzer result if they have a reasonable doubt about its accuracy. It's not jury nullification, it is following their oath and the law. How he doesn't know that is beyond shocking.

It was visiting judge Jerry Ray who retired last year as district judge in Palo Pinto County. Before being judge, he was the elected District Attorney.

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