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Lawrence Taylor Assists Research Community

Quoted in an article entitled “The Methodological Quality of Three Foundational Law Enforcement Drug Influence Evaluation Validation Studies”

2013 | Dec 11

In 2013, Mr. Taylor was approached by the research community for his opinion on a scientific study regarding traffic police Drug Influence Evaluations (DIEs, aka Drug Recognition Exams). Mr. Taylor helped the researchers gain a better understanding of which validation studies are cited by Drug Recognition Experts as evidence of the validity of traffic police DIE testing in DUID prosecutions.

The article entitled “The Methodological Quality of Three Foundational Law Enforcement Drug Influence Evaluation Validation Studies” and written by Dr. Greg Kane, MD., can be found in its entirety here.

Generally accepted rules and regulations within scientific studies prevent identification of contributors. As such, Mr. Taylor is not directly identified in the study. However, here are his quotes as they appeared in the study conducted by Dr. Kane.

"An official at the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) was contacted. The NCDD is an organization of American criminal defense attorneys specializing in alcohol and drug impaired driving law. The NCDD is the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in the DUI Defense Law specialty practice area. A founding member and former Dean of the College, who is an attorney specializing in DUI law, a law professor and the author of a respected textbook of DUI law, was contacted and asked to identify the studies relevant to this paper’s defining question." [pg 15]

"The NCDD legal expert identified two studies—Bigelow and Compton—as the those frequently cited in American criminal trials as evidence of DIE accuracy, and a third study—Adler—as being important because it is identified as evidence of the accuracy of DIEs in the official DRE Student Manual. He identified no other studies as pertinent to this paper’s defining question. The studies selected for analysis were Bigelow, Compton and Adler." [pg 5]



Daniel Stanton
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The attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor have an average experience of 18 years; the firm has specialized only in DUI defense since 1979. More information about Mr. Taylor's firm can be found at their homepage, www.duicentral.com.