Since 2009, the State Bureau of Investigation lab has come under fire for the manner in which its analysts recorded lab results and testified to these results at trial, leading to unjust imprisonment in multiple cases.

It is imperative that defense attorneys better understand the science behind the tests that are being conducted at crime scenes and in crime labs. Without a sound scientific understanding, it is nearly impossible to discredit or call in to question the results of a test that has been conducted by the SBI lab, local law enforcement or any other lab.

This Webinar series covers some of the most commonly encountered tests and results and offers guidance on reading lab reports, understanding the procedures used, and identifying problems with the testing or reporting.

Webinars are quick, one to two-hour seminars providing important information to help you better serve your clients.  Webinars allow you to minimize your time out of the office and still earn the CLE credit you need. Since a Webinar is a live program, this does NOT count towards your 4.0 CLE hour annual maximum of online CLE.

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  • Watch the seminar from the comfort of your home or office
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All you need is a computer and a phone! It could not be easier! 

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
December 14, 2011 12:30 PM Eastern
1 hour
Drug Analysis
The proper analysis and identification of a drug or foreign substance in a defendant's body can literally make a life or death difference. It is vitally important to understand the procedures used and the reports that are often generated by the SBI lab. Topics covered during this webinar include:

  • Procedures used (both presumptive and confirmatory tests)
  • Understanding lab reports
  • Need for underlying data
  • False positives
  • Sampling procedures including mixing of samples

Speaker Information
Dana Way CMI-III, RI   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
North Carolina State Bar
Total Hours: 1.00
General Hours: 1.00
NCAJ Member Price:$69.00
Non-Member Price:$99.00
CD-ROM (Win)
NCAJ Member Price:$69.00
Non-Member Price:$99.00
Audio CD
NCAJ Member Price:$69.00
Non-Member Price:$99.00