And yet they still testify their results are accurate to within +/- 5% 99.9999% of the time.
Hundreds of drunken-driving cases from the past four years could be called into question if a legal effort challenging the accuracy of the Scottsdale Police Department’s blood-testing equipment is successful.
Eleven felony DUI cases in Scottsdale have been consolidated into an ongoing
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It seems there is no limit to how far the government will stretch the law to be able to fine someone.
In Alaska it is apparently a DUI to float down the river on an inflatable inner tube while drinking.
A Juneau man faces a rare DUI charge for allegedly having a 0.313 breath-alcohol content as he floated
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Criminal defense attorneys are well aware it’s crucial in a forensic laboratory for proper protocols to be followed. Analysts are also being held accountable for their work product. Gone are the days of sheltering analysts from cross-examination by having a more senior employee testify on their behalf.
Problems of these types are resulting in new
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After a design flaw was detected by the Ventura County Crime lab, the local Prosecutor’s office took appropriate steps. The Department of Motor Vehicles is still suspending licenses based on faulty breath devices.
Kelsie Brooks believes a breathalyzer error was responsible for the DUI conviction she says is ruining her life.
The 22-year-old Moorpark resident was among 300
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Remember that 2009 NAS Report? One of the things it mentioned forensic labs were failing to do, was to report uncertainty of measurement. Other fields in science do it routinely — environmental, medical, industry etc.
In forensic cases, especially DUI cases with blood alcohol results, the report usually lists one of multiple experimentally obtained readings,
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