Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get rid of them by July 1.
Some California courts are putting people in jail by mistake.
However, since then, the public defender’s office has filed approximately 2,000 motions informing the court that, due to its reportedly imperfect software, many of its clients have been forced to serve unnecessary jail time, be improperly arrested, or even wrongly registered as sex offenders.
Woods, Alameda County Court Executive Officer Chad Finke, and Tyler Technologies were not immediately available for comment.
UPDATE June 29 5:20pm ET: Finke sent Ars an e-mail earlier on Thursday, responding to our query as to how the efforts to resolve the ongoing errors has gone.
"The current backlog is right around 1,000 cases, so it has come down quite a bit. And I would say that yes, the rate of errors has dropped quite a bit as well," he wrote.
Has anyone in the state of California ever heard of the 5th Amendment?