Can law inforcment take ur blood with out your knowledge

Had wreck they life flighted me to
Vanderbilt well well 8 months later they
knock on my door tell me they have a
warrant for me on 1st dui I told them I
have never had a ticket or nothing went
to jail I had my copy of blood work sent
to me no achol no drugs except for my
prescription medicine in me still being
charged on 1st dui

Asked on June 18, 2017 under Criminal Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you went to the hospital, the hospital would have run routine bloodwork on you (e.g. the copy of your bloodwork the police were given/had); the police could get access to this without your knowledge, because they are getting the record from the hospital, not you; and they are not taking a sample of your blood, but rather are viewing the results of  tests already run for medical purposes. It is very likely therefore that under these circumstances, they legally obtained the test results without your knowledge.

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