Field Testing for Drugs

On-site field testing of suspected drugs is one of the many methods law enforcement may use to make drug-related crime arrests. These chemical tests are used to identify controlled substances when questions regarding their makeup occur. Not all law enforcement agencies use these tests, but those that do often base entire cases on their results.

The problems is: the results of field testing for illicit substances are frequently wrong.

If you have been arrested on drug charges anywhere in the United States, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Unreliable Results

A number of studies have found large discrepancies between the results obtained through field testing and those obtained through forensic testing at authorized testing facilities. In fact, results from a two-year study reported by the National Press Club of Washington, DC found that as many as 70 percent of field tests for narcotics rendered false-positives. Tragically, these false-positives were the basis for numerous criminal charges and, ultimately, convictions.

Faulty forensic evidence being used against suspects is at once outrageous and unsurprising. It is also one of the many reasons you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side immediately following arrest for possession, trafficking, or any other drug-related crime.

We Fight for Your Rights

The criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm know the tactics law enforcement and prosecutors use to obtain a guilty verdict. We also know the how violations of guaranteed rights and questionable evidence are often use to get these verdicts. We are here to represent you and are prepared to take your case as far as needed to protect your rights and your freedom.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced drug crime attorneys, please contact us today. We maintain offices in several major U.S. cities to better represent clients in all jurisdictions.