Posted on 17th January 2017 by DNA Legal
Over the past 5 years the use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs’, has become a growing problem in UK prisons.
Research has found that the synthetic cannabinoid ‘Spice’ was seized 737 times in prisons in 2014, a significant jump from just 15 in 2010. The growth in use of these substances is believed to have caused an increase in violent behaviour, suicides, and reoffending. These substances are thought to be... Read More
Posted on 10th January 2017 by DNA Legal
According to the DVLA, over 8,000 drivers have been caught driving whilst over the limit on two occasions in the space of 5 years (2011 – 2015).
Between 2011 and 2015 over 200,000 people were given DR10 endorsements on their license for driving or attempting to drive whilst over the legal alcohol limit. Over 400 drivers were banned for drink-driving three times during this period, and two drivers were prosecuted 6 times.
Consequences of... Read More
Posted on 9th January 2017 by DNA Legal
Using head hair to test for alcohol abuse is one of the most accurate and established methods available. However, we advise that hair testing should never be used in isolation and should be combined with other testing methods, such as blood testing. When there is a combination of testing methods, the results will be even more accurate.
There are multiple types of testing that can be conducted on hair samples that will determine the levels of... Read More
Posted on 12th December 2016 by DNA Legal
Each person who is taking part in the paternity test must give written consent to allow their DNA sample to be taken and tested. To achieve the most accurate and conclusive result, the biological mother should also be tested rather than only testing the father and child.
If the child is under 16, a person who has parental responsibility of the child may give consent on their behalf. If the child can understand the nature of the test and the... Read More
Posted on 6th December 2016 by DNA Legal
Posted under: Drug Testing
6th December 2016
Hair testing has been used as common practice for years in relation to drug and alcohol testing. Many don’t realise that there could be a more convenient and reliable alternative in nail testing.
Does your client have minimal body hair and need to provide a significant overview of drug use? Has your client bleached their hair therefore affecting the results? Does your client feel uncomfortable with having... Read More