Justin Bieber Arrested for DUI

I’m hear­ing a lot of mis­in­for­ma­tion about Justin Bieber’s recent arrest in Florida.

For those that aren’t aware of the inci­dent, police reported he was drag rac­ing, smelled of alco­hol, admit­ted to smok­ing pot, and resisted arrest.

I don’t know any­thing about the inci­dent per­son­ally, but as a foren­sic sci­en­tist I have to com­ment on some of the

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Auto-Brewery Syndrome

Did your blood alco­hol read­ing come back much higher than you expected?

Did the police cal­cu­late you had to have con­sumed over a dozen beers when you know you only had two?

You might suf­fer from Auto-Brewery Syndrome, also know as Gut Fermentation Syndrome.

If you have an over abun­dance of cer­tain yeasts in your gas­troin­testi­nal tract, and con­sume foods

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Study Shows Expert Witnesses Biased

Apparently not all expert wit­nesses are as unbi­ased as Forensics Guy.

A recent study found many “objec­tive wit­nesses” alter their tes­ti­mony to favor those paying them.

New research sug­gests that foren­sic experts may not be as impar­tial in their court­room tes­ti­mony as they should be, and may be influ­enced by who is writ­ing the pay­cheque.
“We were sur­prised by how

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Scottsdale Blood Alcohol Results Ordered Suppressed

A supe­rior court has ruled on the unre­li­a­bil­ity of the instru­ment and the pro­ce­dures used in the Scottsdale Crime Lab.

A group of con­sol­i­dated DUI cases in Scottsdale, rep­re­sented by the below listed defense attor­neys, had the blood alco­hol results suppressed:

W CLIFFORD GIRARD JR.

LAWRENCE KOPLOW

JOSEPH P ST LOUIS

MARK D DUBIEL

The rul­ing was given as follows:

RULING

Given the errors or

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Forensics Guy Considered A “Top” Independent Expert By Prosecutors

You know you’ve made a name for your­self when a state pros­e­cut­ing attorney’s asso­ci­a­tion (Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council), describes you in the fol­low­ing manner:

One of the “Big Three” inde­pen­dent experts in the state
“has nec­es­sary qual­i­fi­ca­tions to be an expert“
“answers all ques­tions hon­estly“
“will tell ‘the whole truth’ even if it hurts the defen­dant“
“tends not to ‘spin’

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