Presumptive Drug Tests
Orange County Criminal defense attorneys should be aware of the problems of these presumptive tests. They are not reliable and should not be used as evidence to prove a defendant’s guilt. An actual certified forensic lab test of any suspected contraband substance must be required before anyone’s guilt is established beyond a reasonable doubt. When representing clients, I always demand a “real” analysis before determining what strategy to use in defending my clients. Don’t settle for anything short of that level of proof.