M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

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Why proofreading still matters: Search Warrant Typo Frees Drug Dealer

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“A convicted drug dealer serving 29 years for drug dealing and weapons charges will be set free because of a small mistake on a search warrant.

“According to the criminal court of appeals, a typo or clerical error invalidates the entire search warrant. …

“Tennessee state law does not provide for an error on a search warrant — even if it was made in good faith, even if it’s a typo.”

Full story (WSMV-TV of Nashville, Tenn.)

Written by Alex

March 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

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  1. Great advice on proofreading

    Firstediting

    March 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm


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