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Blood-draw warrants faster to obtain with the iPad

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 21, 2013

Courtesy Photo Henderson County first assistant district attorney Mark Hall (left) and office manager Betty Herriage (right) present a brand new mini iPad to Texas Ranger Sergeant Michael Adcock.

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Henderson County first assistant district attorney Mark Hall (left) and office manager Betty Herriage (right) present a brand new mini iPad to Texas Ranger Sergeant Michael Adcock.

Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Texas Ranger sergeant Michael Adcock recently received an iPad mini from Henderson County first assistant district attorney Mark Hall and office manager Betty Herriage.
Many investigators around the county are now using the technology of the iPad during their investigations of criminal offenses.
According to district attorney Scott McKee, his office has also discovered the usefulness of the iPad in search warrants, courtroom technology and everyday tasks.
“The County even provided the judges with iPads so they can sign search warrants from home without the need for the investigator or officer to the leave the crime scene.”
McKee indicated that in the first couple of months they have already used the iPads for judges to sign blood draw warrants, which dramatically decreased the amount of time it takes for an officer to obtain a warrant.
“We are a no-refusal county when it comes to felony level DWIs,” McKee said.
“If you refuse and it is a felony DWI, we are going to seek a court-ordered blood draw and now these iPads have made it easier than ever.”

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