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Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Getting Down With Okorie

Reading Time: 3 minutesWho is Okorie Okorocha, and What Does He Do? Okorie Okorocha is L.A.’s premier forensic toxicology expert witness, specializing in drug and alcohol testing, but what does that actually mean and what is a forensic toxicologist in the first place? We’ve got the low-down to help you understand the man…

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Alcohol Testing 101

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlcohol Testing: History, Methods, and Problems Alcohol testing methods have developed steadily over the last few decades. It’s almost hard to believe that just 80 years ago, testing for blood alcohol content (commonly known as BAC) relied solely on blood and urine tests, which were expensive and time consuming. History…

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The Effect of Pathology on Toxicology

Reading Time: 3 minutesToxicology Lawyer and Pathologist Collaboration A toxicology lawyer has specialized knowledge of their field, but will often work with other forensic practitioners and legal experts. There’s overlap between these disciplines, and collaboration and communication become especially important when different parties are brought together to solve a case. Pathology is one…

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Picking the Perfect Counsel

Reading Time: 2 minutesChoosing Counsel and Toxicology Co-Counsel Choosing the right counsel for your court case can be incredibly stressful. If any aspect of your case involves substances – like drugs, alcohol, prescription medications, environmental or workplace chemicals, poisons, and so forth – you’ll also need a toxicology co-counsel to weigh in. What…

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False Positive Influencers

Reading Time: 3 minutesForensic Toxicologist can Disprove False Positives Most of the population, including professional athletes, school teachers and even the President, will have to undergo a mandatory drug test at some point in their lives. Of this group of people, some will test positive for drugs they have not consumed due to…

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Defining the Role of a Forensic Lawyer

Reading Time: 2 minutesForensic lawyers are experts in both law and forensic science. The intersection of science and law has allowed for new tools and methodologies for discovering truth. Okorie Okorocha has served as an expert witness in over 280 trials. His role is to help juries understand complex, scientific concepts and to…

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Narcopouch Tests – Drug Testing Made Easy

Reading Time: 3 minutesA narcopouch test is a presumptive test designed to identify illegal substances. After analysis, a presumptive test will tell you one of two things. It is definitely not a certain substance or the sample is probably the suspected substance. Similar to a portable chemistry lab, narcopouch tests are self-contained, providing…

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The Pros and Cons of Sweat Patches For Drug Testing

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe use of sweat patches as a method of drug testing is a relatively new development in the field of forensic toxicology. Sweat patch drug testing is becoming increasingly popular among employers screening employees and job applicants for drug use, although sweat patches are typically used to monitor persons on…

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