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t getting the medical records of the arresting officer. A lot of cops are on legal prescrpition drugs and even though legal, these drugs can affect one's judgement.
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?
Customer: Pennsylvania
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Charged with DI for taking prescription drugs as prescribed.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just want to know if and how to get the arresting officers list of prescribed meds to see if he was perhaps affected in his judgerment.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 1 year ago.

Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern

Expert:  CrimDefense replied 1 year ago.

The medical records of the Officer are confidential, so they can not simply be turned over, upon demand. Your attorney will have to file a motion and ask the Judge that these be released or in the alternative, the Officer disclose what medications, if any, they take. You will need to show that this is relevant and if the Officer does take drug X, Y or Z, that it could impair their ability to observe, interpret and understand the events in question. Moreover, the Officer can be deposed and during the deposition, it can be inquired into and you can see if they will admit to anything.

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I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!