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The Trouble With Police Field Drug Test Kits

Police use a variety of “quick and reliable” drug tests that can easily be administered. But while they definitely are quick, they are not the most reliable. Despite concerns about inaccuracies, police field drug test kits are still used on a daily basis and contribute to false convictions. Unlike the…

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Looking For A Toxicology Co-Counsel?

Choosing the right counsel for your court case can be a difficult decision to make, and it involves careful deliberation to make sure you have the right assistance by your side. Your case may involve toxins, poisons, narcotics, or other chemical substances that complicate court proceedings, and you may want…

The Challenges Of Hair Follicle Testing

The Challenges Of Hair Follicle Testing

Hair follicle testing has risen in use to over 200,000 drug tests per year in the U.S. This type of drug testing analyzes the hair shaft for drug metabolites, as opposed to analyzing bodily fluids such as urine or saliva which are used in most other types of drug testing….

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These Machines Can Put You In Jail: The Truth About Breathalyzer Tests

It’s not uncommon for law enforcement to use breathalyzer tests for estimating the blood alcohol content in a driver’s system. The controversial results of these tests are then used as a case for charging someone with a DUI. What many people don’t realize is that the accuracy of these breathalyzer…

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How DNA Contamination Can Alter Court Cases

When a crime occurs, scientists may use DNA evidence to ascertain who are possible suspects and, in some cases, find them guilty in court. Yet relying so heavily on such a sensitive test can have consequences, especially in criminal court cases. How Does DNA Contamination Happen? As forensic technology has…

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The Process Of Analyzing Data In Forensic Toxicology

Forensic toxicology is a complex field revolving around the use of toxins, chemicals, and poisons, particularly pertaining to instances of crime or even death. It is important to understand the role that data can play in the outcomes of court cases where forensic toxicology comes into play. Understanding Data In…

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When To Hire An Expert Witness

In the simplest terms, an expert witness is a person who testifies in a trial because of their vast knowledge in a subject or field that is pertinent to the case. There are only five significant categories of expert witnesses: financial, forensic, medical, mental health, and vocational. However, within each…

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What Are Your Rights With DUI Testing?

The law against drinking and driving is a hard and fast rule. But the rules are a little less clear when it comes to DUI testing. Police officers administer various types of drug tests across the country’s roads on a regular basis, but do these people know their rights when…

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