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Criminal Practice  – Assault – Field Drug Test – Irrelevant Evidence – No Prejudice (access required)

  During an arrest, defendant attempted to swallow a bag of white powder; a struggle ensued, and defendant bit the arresting officer while the officer was forcing defendant to spit out the bag. A field test subsequently indicated that the bag contained cocaine. Defendant was not charged with any drug crime. Consequently, while evidence regarding the officer’s ...

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