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Peitho: Working on the chain…

"When do I have to prove chain of custody?" Believe it or not, this is the most frequently asked evidence question in the Trial Advocacy class I teach at the law school with Steve Morrison. Our gun-shy graduates-to-be live in abject fear of "chain of custody." I can see them now, prosecuting their first felony DUI. "Doctor, I show you what has been marked as State's Exhibit One, a SLED BAC report showing that one hour after the accident, Mr. Defendant had a BAC of .28, setting a new state record for how many beers one can drink and still be able to find one's keys."

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