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9th Jun
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Types of Forensic Testing

Forensic lawyers are essential to any scenario where the fields of law and forensic science join together. Forensics are used in relation to the detection and investigation of crimes. Various tests and techniques are carried out in a forensic investigation – this means that lawyers are often required to work…

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26th May
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Dram It Out

Traditionally named after establishments in 18th Century England that sold gin by the dram or spoonful, dram shop laws are state regulations that impose liability on sellers of liquor for damages caused by their intoxicated customers. Under dram shop law, bars, taverns and any businesses selling liquor can be sued…

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19th May
toxicology lawyer

Teasing Out The Details

The world of toxicology is diverse and it can be extremely intimidating at first glance. It is full of complex terms, ideas and concepts which can make it especially difficult for courtrooms to decipher reports given to them by a toxicologist. In cases such as this, it is so important…

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12th May
drug testing

Drug Facilitated Crimes Series – Data Collection

In the field of drug testing, a variety of factors regarding drug testing has been explored that influence how data is, and can be, processed for use in criminal cases. As a final entry, we look at the area of data collection. This has as much of an influence on…

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28th Apr
Hospital Blood Testing

How Safe is Your Sample?

How safe is your sample when taken for hospital blood testing? Will your blood test be tampered with? Are lab staff and police trustworthy and responsible? Are professional and mechanical skill trustworthy counterparts when your blood test is in question?   As seasoned professionals in this field we can tell…

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21st Apr
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The Frye Standard and You

Expert witnesses are invaluable additions to any given court case. They provide insight, can validate testimonies with scientific fact, and support or dispute cases based on this fact and their high levels of experience. Due to the heavy weight that expert testimony can hold in a court case, it’s understandable…

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14th Apr
Okorie Okorocha

Drug Facilitated Crimes Series – Result Interpretation

Experts such as Okorie Okorocha are necessary professionals during drug facilitated crimes (DFCs). These include cases such as robbery and assault. DFCs have become more and more prevalent in society. This increase means that forensic toxicologists and expert witnesses are now more important than ever. Even just one facet of…

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31st Mar
toxicology co-counsel

Your Winning Element – The Forensic Toxicology Co-counsel

Forensics & Toxicology The world of forensics and toxicology is one that, generally speaking, only scientists can navigate. Often, however, these issues find their way into the court room and are left in the hands of lawyers who lack a full understanding of what various results mean and how to…

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17th Mar
drug testing

Drug Facilitated Crimes Series – Analytical Considerations Part 3.

When it comes to drug testing in drug facilitated crimes, there are factors within the laboratories and testing procedures that directly influence the outcome and findings of the level of effect that the drug may have had. These factors are outlined here, to significantly show how many levels there are…

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10th Mar
Blood Testing

Blood Testing – Trial by Vial

Blood Testing Result can Mean the Difference Between a Conviction or an Acquittal Blood testing in criminal cases can prove to be extremely vital, and the trial by vile scenario rings true for most court cases. It can be a deciding factor in determining whether to find someone guilty or…

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24th Feb
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Forensically Always Ahead of The Pack

Forensic Lawyers and the Detection of Designer Drugs One of the primary responsibilities of a forensic lawyer is to produce evidence of the presence (or lack thereof) of a particular drug in the biological sample of their client or the client of their opposing counsel. With the recent development of…

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22nd Feb
toxicology lawyer

Why do You Need a Toxicology Lawyer?

Drug Facilitated Crimes – Analytical Considerations Part 2 Here are some of the techniques that toxicologists and toxicology lawyers use to analyze blood and urine samples for poisonous organic compounds: Headspace Gas Chromatography: Gas chromatography (GC) is a technique used to detect and identify organic compounds that are volatile and…

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Can Blood Testing Determine The Age Of A Person?

Forensic Science has progressed over the years, with the advancements in blood testing proving to be extremely useful in many cases. Although TV shows today, such as CSI or True Detective, make blood testing and DNA analysis seem unsurpassable, the current forms of blood testing have had their limitations.  Up…

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Toxicology Report On The Impact Of The Opioid Epidemic

The United States has paid a heavy toll for the nation’s opioid epidemic. Opioid-related deaths have placed a heavy burden on the country and one of the hidden impacts of this crisis is how it affects American pathologists across the United States. The Opioid Epidemic From 2001-2016, opioid-related deaths increased…

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Toxicology Co-Counsel Weighs In On Recreational Marijuana Use

While attorneys are well versed in the proper practices of law, it is often necessary for them to seek co-counsel in specific fields. One field that continues to be searched for by attorneys is toxicology co-counsel. This remains true especially as recreational marijuana laws and use continues to grow and…

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