According to the Associated Press, citing a New Jersey judge, nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work. The AA reported that Superior Court Judge Edward Jerejian held a preliminary hearing on June 29, 2016 in Bergen County to outline the process for vetting conviction challenges. Jerejian said the courts are expecting hundreds, if not thousands, of cases. Jerejian's order stipulates that cases involving suspended lab technician Kamal Shah will continue to be heard in their original counties. Cases where the defendant has already been convicted will be forwarded to Jerejian for review.
If you ever had a case that involved a laboratory examination by Shah, you should contact us immediately.