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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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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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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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.
JOSEPH P ST LOUIS
MARK D DUBIEL
The ruling was given as follows:
Given the errors or
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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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