Ex New York Yankee Jim Leyritz continued to deal with the numerous questions surrounding his driving under the influence of alcohol arrest in court, said a New York Criminal Lawyer. This time, the questions are more legally technical than they were glamorous and fancy but they were also incredibly important. Defense attorneys argued with prosecutors and the judge that an expert’s testimony, in which a prosecutor found toxicology expert, was going to reveal the blood alcohol level of Leyritz, noted a New York Criminal Lawyer. The evidence of the former star pitcher’s blood alcohol level was to be suppressed by judicial order. The judges reasoning was quite clear and legal: the blood alcohol level was calculated using improper evidence, said a New York Criminal Lawyer. One of Leyrtiz’s blood alcohol tests had been deemed off limits and when the expert attempted to recount to the jury the level contained in the test the judge stopped him and told the jury to ignore what the expert had just said.
The expert tried to argue to the jury that Leyrtiz’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit, said a New York Criminal Lawyer. Defense attorney’s countered that if this was the case many more symptoms would be present, including but not limited to: staggering, slurred speech, and double vision. None of those symptoms were present in the pitcher when he was pulled over by the cops, noted a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The judge admonished all the attorneys at different times and all of the fighting appeared to take a toll on the Leyritz.
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