"We are disappointed that Mr. Bozeman's conviction as a result of his undisputed guilt was overturned based on a technicality," Pryor said.
But Bozeman's lawyer said dismissals like this are avoidable "if they simply follow the procedures outlined clearly in the statute."
FINDLAW DAILY OPINION SUMMARIES U.S. SUPREME COURT
CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE
ALABAMA v. BOZEMAN, No 00-492 (U.S.S.C June 11, 2001) Under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, states receiving criminal defendants prior to the termination of a sentence in another state may not arraign the defendant and then return the prisoner before trial.
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