Elon Law alumnus Jameson Marks featured in Winston-Salem Journal
Jameson Marks, a member of the Class of 2010, was featured in the December 30 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal for the role he will play in the Forsyth County district attorney's office, serving as a prosecutor whose sole focus will be to handle DWI cases.
The article notes that Forsyth County had 3,752 arrests for DWI from 2007 to 2009, not including arrests made by the N.C. Highway Patrol. It also notes that during the same period, there were more than 1,500 traffic incidents that involved impaired driving, including 39 fatalities in the county.
"With the sheer number of cases coming through, it has been difficult for the office to put the time in to streamline these cases and make sure they're not getting continued or pushed back on the docket," Marks says in the article.
In addition to the volume of cases, the article states that DWI cases have become more complicated “because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires crime lab analysts to testify about results in drug and DWI cases.”
In addition to the new position, Marks recently won a NC Leaf grant to work in public service. NC LEAF as the nation's first statewide loan repayment assistance program for attorneys working in public service careers.