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The field test does not need to be done in front of you. The purpose of the field test, is to determine if the drug that the officer has seized, is a real drug. To be charged with possession of ________ ( i.e. cocaine, crack, ecstasy), it has to be real. The cut off straw could be considered paraphernalia but could possible be fought if there was no residue on it. Moreover, the police report, will indicate, what was in the tin foil. Your son signing an admission that the items in the purse were his, is clearly favorable to your defense. You should retain an attorney and have them look over the search warrant, to make sure it was valid and properly executed and also that the arrest and interrogation of your son, was proper. If the police erred in procedure, you Son could have a valid motion to suppress the search of the home and evidence found,
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