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Court of Appeals concludes Blood testing is distinct from Blood seizure, requiring a warrant.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:45 PM | Anonymous

Division One of the Washington Court of Appeals concluded that a warrant to seize blood evidence in a felony is ineffective to allow testing when the warrant itself only specifies seizure.  Before a lawfully procured blood sample may be tested, a warrant authorizing the testing must also be issued. State v. Martines, __Wn. App.__(2014).

The text of the full case is here: State v. Martines

Blood warrants are currently being revised to address the decision. 


  • Friday, November 07, 2014 1:30 PM | Anonymous
    King County has filed a petition for review with the State Supreme Court.
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