What happens to cases compromised because of an illegal recording device?

What happens to cases compromised because of an illegal recording device?/ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

More than 60 cases were affected by the recording device found at the Worth County Jail at the direction of suspended Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby.

FOX 31 reached out to the assistant public defender, who has multiple clients involved. That person did not have a comment at this time.

FOX 31 then talked to an attorney, who doesn't have a case compromised, about some of the options for clients and their attorneys since the confidential client-attorney interview room has been tampered with.

Attorney James Finkelstein says he expects the defense attorneys involved to file two separate motions. One motion to take away any evidence received directly or indirectly from the recordings. He says that would be easy for the judge to approve.

The second motion would be to dismiss the cases completely.

Finkelstein says these charges are extremely serious.

"This is something that tells me he shouldn't be serving as a law enforcement officer anywhere,” Finkelstein said. “If he is convicted of any of the felonies he's facing, he's never going to be serving in law enforcement anywhere again."

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