If she is wotried, then she should hire a criminal law attorney and not say anything in this public forum. Best of luck.
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The police must have probable cause that your friend was under the influence in order to obtain the blood. If the police did get your friend's blood, and there is an impairing amount of drugs in it, your friend can easily be charged with manslaughter or second degree murder.
It could take a few weeks to get the toxicology back.
Your friend needs to be ready to defend herself.
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The hospital may have drawn blood in treatment of the patient and had a blood toxicology performed for treatment purposes. If so, the tox results are in the medical records and the patient can ask for an receive a copy of her own medical records.
She should retain a criminal defense lawyer now to advise on what steps need to be taken in the event she is charged. Do not talk to the police nor discuss the case without her attorney being present.
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You've already received good advice for three outstanding criminal defense attorneys. I wish to emphasize only one thing. DO NOT POST anymore details about your friend's situation anywhere on the Internet (that would include social media like Facebook). Urge your friend to seek qualified legal representation without delay.
Please have your friend contact an Arizona attorney experienced in these matters immediately. I have been involved with several cases similar to this in Arizona. It could be weeks, or months before your friend hears anything about this matter....the biggest part of this delay would be caused by waiting for the lab results on the blood. However, on a case of this magnitude it is never too early to contact an attorny....this case simply will not just go away.
Your friend should go to the hospital and sign a HIPAA release and obtain a full and complete copy of her hospital stay records, including any lab results.
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