According to the New York Times, a group of criminal defense attorneys stated yesterday that many criminal cases and/or convictions were in jeopardy after investigators hired by the state of Colorado found problems and flaws in the handling of evidence at the state toxicology laboratory in Denver. Colorado state officials conceded that problems have been identified in the division that processes blood-alcohol samples. Last year Colorado was forced to retest hundreds of samples from the toxicology lab after discovering that an employee had deviated from established testing procedures. On Monday, accusations about Colorado’s toxicology lab were made public.
South Carolina motorists arrested for DUI or drunk driving will be searching for an attorney experienced in challenging the accuracy of blood alcohol samples. South Carolina has stringent statutory requirements in DUI/drunk driving cases regarding the taking, handling and testing of blood alcohol samples in these type cases.
Were all of these requirements scrupulously followed in your case? At the Steve Sumner Law Firm we thoroughly examine every phase of blood sample evidence in DUI/drunk driving arrests. Just to name a few: Was the sample taken properly? Packaged properly? Stored properly? Transported properly?
South Carolina DUI Attorney Steve Sumner primarily handles misdemeanor and felony DUI/drunk driving defense. Steve is a “South Carolina Super Lawyer”**in the field of DUI defense. He is a member of the “National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers”. He is a member the National College for DUI Defense, holds an AV-preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” ranking with Avvo. He is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to the defense of DUI charges. He represents clients in Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties, South Carolina. You can contact him at upstatedui.com or 864-235-3834. His office is located at 1088 N. Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601.