Do Collin County’s Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?
It’s a valid question. If the answer were “yes,” would it spark outrage?
A new study shows that State Crime labs, are in fact paid per conviction. In a new paper written in the Criminal Justice Ethics journal, they found just that. What they showed is that State Sponsored crime labs get paid through court-assessed fees.
In Collin County, most DWI blood test cases are tested by a DPS crime lab. Yes, this is the same DPS that issues your drivers licenses, which immediately gives pause to most intelligent citizens as to the accuracy of who is testing your blood. It is a state agency, not an independent laboratory.