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Supreme Court | The Court’s Ruling | Scottsdale Crime Laboratory

The Arizona Supreme Court’s Decision regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab scandal was highly anticipated.  In a very Solomon like decision, the Court granted both sides some relief. The decision contains a lot of legal nuance requiring explanation. Here is a summary and a few thoughts: Admissible Is Not The Same As Reliable While the Court decided the blood alcohol measurements are admissible – they did not hold they are reliable. There is a big difference.  As a matter of fact, the Court expressed

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Scottsdale Crime Lab Scandals

Arizona Supreme Court | Scottsdale Crime Lab Update

Tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. the Arizona Supreme Court will issue its decision regarding the Scottsdale Crime Lab.  Here are some of the new stories about the case of STATE v HON. BERNSTEIN/HERMAN: Scottsdale DUIs in question over lab methods – Arizona Republic  E-mails point to problems in Scottsdale crime lab – Arizona Republic  Lab Results in DUI Cases In Arizona City Challenged – Insurance Journal Lab results in Scottsdale DUI cases challenged – Washinton Examiner  Arizona court to review ruling on

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Scottsdale Crime Lab | To Be Reviewed by Supr​eme Court

The Arizona Supreme Court has decided to review the Court of Appeals’ (COA) ruling regarding whether Scottsdale DUI results can be trusted.   Our ongoing legal battle over the defective software used by the Scottsdale Crime Lab (SCL) to measure BAC levels begins its final stage.  The Supreme Court granted our request to review the COA’s decision permitting prosecutors to rely upon the measurements generated by this software as a basis for a DUI conviction.  WHAT HAPPENED? Over three years ago a

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Scottsdale DUI Blood Tests | Ruled Unreliable

In July of 2012, I asked a member of the Scottsdale Crime Lab for an interview about some rumors. She refused and told me to get a court order.  At that time I was surprised.  Why would she refuse to do a routine interview?  Today we know the answer.  Now we now know that: (1) the Scottsdale Crime Lab’s blood testing equipment is unreliable; and (2) the testimony of the crime lab personnel is not trustworthy.   You don’t have

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Arizona DUI | The Out of State Visitor Dilemma​

The harsh penalties for an Arizona extreme DUI conviction are well know by many people who live in Arizona. However, what happens when we apply these penalties to people who were only visiting Arizona and charged with DUI? One could take the view: who cares?  When people come to “our state” and commit crimes, they deserve whatever they get.  On the other hand, you could look at what I believe are the unintended effects of these penalties on visitors to Arizona. 

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Arizona Extreme DUI Penatlies

EXTREME DUI PENALTIES| The 2008 & Other Amendments

Updated September 5, 2020 Arizona’s Extreme DUI Law The are several types of DUI offenses in Arizona.  An extreme DUI is based on the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of the person accused of DUI.  Specifically, if the person has a BAC above a .150 they will be charged with extreme DUI under § 28-1382 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.  Prior Consequences | Extreme DUI Conviction The primary penalties for being convicted of an Extreme DUI charge include: Incarceration (a term of

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