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Litigation Support

Empowering Justice Through Detailed Expertise.

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"We excel beyond just being a collection facility."

At Premier Drug & DNA Testing Services, LLC, we offer a comprehensive range of Litigation Support Services, encompassing three key areas to assist in your legal proceedings:

Court Testimony and Depositions: Our expert team is proficient in giving court testimonies and providing deposition statements related to analytical lab testing. We offer guidance throughout the process, ensuring you are well-supported. Additionally, we help identify the lab professionals who conducted the testing for subpoena issuance. Our team meticulously evaluates the analytical findings in alignment with the case history to provide a comprehensive understanding.

Expert Opinions: Our specialists offer expert reviews on analytical findings from lab tests. We closely examine the supporting documentation and provide case consultations to give a clear and understandable interpretation of the findings. This can be offered as written testimony, verbal testimony, or both, depending on your needs.

Litigation Support Packages: We offer complete litigation support packages that include issued reports, communications, chain-of-custody documentation, and analytical data. This ensures you have all necessary documents and information for your case.

Turn to Premier Drug & DNA Testing Services, LLC for reliable, comprehensive, and understandable Litigation Support Services. We are committed to assisting in your court procedures with our extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Let us help guide you through the process with clarity and professionalism.

Drug Test Expert

Hair, Nails, Delta Series (Urine),
PEth (Blood)

Litigation Documents

Business Record Affidavit from the lab includes certified copy of report and chain of custody

Letter of Interpretation includes interpretation of the result, certified copy of report and chain of custody

Litigation Package includes copies of screening data, confirmation data, report and chain of custody (internal and external)

Expert Witnesses

Consultation includes review of data and associated paperwork

Telephonic Testimony includes review of data and associated paperwork

In-Person Testimony includes all court hearing related work including testimony and depositions

*Additional charges for In-Person Testimony not included in the price include all expenses of the expert witness to include but not limited to the following: Airfare, Taxi, Hotel, Meals

Litigation Documents

Business Record Affidavit Letter of Interpretation

Litigation Package

Cost

 

$75 each

$350 each

$550 each

Expert Witness

Consultation

Lab Specialist

Telephonic Testimony

In-Person Testimony

Lab Director

Telephonic Testimony

In-Person Testimony

Cost

 

$250 (30min)

$500 hour

$2500 day

$750 hour

$4500 day

Litigation Documents 


General Protocol Affidavit from the lab includes certified copy of report and chain of custody
*Processing time after payment is received is 2-3 business days


Litigation Package includes copies of screening data, confirmation data, report and chain of custody (internal and external)
*Processing time after payment is received is 20 business days


Expert Witnesses
Preparation
includes review of data and associated paperwork
Telephonic Testimony includes review of data and associated paperwork
In-Person Testimony includes all court hearing related work including testimony and depositions


*Additional charges for In-Person Testimony not included in the price include all expenses of the expert witness to include but not limited to the following: Airfare, Taxi, Hotel, Meals

Litigation Documents

General Protocol Affidavit

Litigation Package

Cost

 

$75 each

$225 each

Expert Witness

Preparation Fee

Telephonic Testimony

In-Person Testimony

Cost

 

$150 hour

$250 hour

$500 hour

Drug Test Expert

Urine and Urine EtG

Drug Test Expert

Sweat Patch

Litigation Documents

Litigation Package includes copies of screening data, confirmation data, report and chain of custody (internal and external)

Expert Witnesses

Call for pricing – Pricing determined by the Expert Witness

Litigation Documents

Litigation Package

Cost

 

$350 each

Expert Witness

Preparation Fee

Telephonic Testimony

In-Person Testimony

Cost

 

Call for Price

Call for Price

Call for Price

Case Law

Relevance
Tornado Trucking, Inc. v. Dodd, 10-10-00062-CV, 201 I WL 2641272 at* 5 (Tex. App. -Waco July 6, 2011, pct. denied) (mem. op.) - Evidence showing drug or alcohol use must not be so far removed in time as to make it irrelevant.  Driver's failed drug tests four years and eight months before the case were irrelevant and inadmissible.

Admissibility
F.C. v. Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Servs., 03-19-00625-CY, 2020 WL l 01998 at 5-6 (Tex. App. - Austin Jan. 9, 2020, n.p.h.) (mem. op.) - Business records affidavit contained sufficient information to allow court to conclude the test records were trustworthy, and therefore admissible.

Endangerment Determinations
In re J.O.A., 283 S.W.3d 336, 345 (Tex. 2009) -  Sufficient evidence to support finding of endangerment even though father had made significant recent improvements because "evidence of improved conduct, especially of short-duration, does not conclusively negate the probative value of a long history of drug use and irresponsible choices."

 

Causal link
In the Interest of L.C.L, 599 S.W.3d 79 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2020, pet. filed) - Requirement for a causal link between the substance use and actual harm to the children before the judge imposed any restrictions on the abuser.

Recommendations

Crafting a Comprehensive Drug Testing Regimen for Unsupervised Access and Possession

Utilize hair or nail drug tests to establish a baseline of drug use.

Utilize Sweat Patch to deter and detect intermittent and/or daily drug use. May be utilized in 7-day increments.

Utilize Sweat Patch for 60-90 days (depending on usage) in conjunction with a Step-Up Possession Plan.

Utilize random urine tests, if necessary, once possession schedule thresholds are met.

Letter of Interpretation

Request Letters of Interpretation in cases where the client disputes a positive drug test. A Letter of Interpretation can determine if the positive test is a result from ingestion or environmental exposure.

Alcohol Testing

Utilize Urine Testing if you suspect heavy drinking 80 hours prior to collection.

Utilize PEth Blood Spot to detect drinking up to 2-4 weeks prior to collection. PEth's average half-life is 4.5 days. This means that every 4.5 days the level of Peth is cut in half. For example: If an average person with a PEth level of 1000 ng/mL stops drinking, it would take approximately 2.5 weeks for them to fall below the 20 ng/mL cut-off level.

Hair Testing for Children (ChildGuard)

This can establish the causal link between the substance used by the adult and the actual harm to the child. ChildGuard testing detect passive exposure to drugs in the child's hair up to 3 months after exposure.

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