What You Should Ask An Attorney If Facing Drug Possession Charges
In addition to possible jail time, fines and probation, a drug conviction can cause you to be denied loans, licensure, employment and housing. Hiring the “right” lawyer can help you avoid these costly negative effects. Here are some questions you should ask before hiring a criminal defense attorney:
- How long have you practiced criminal law?
- How many drug possession cases have you handled?
- How much trial experience do you have?
- How many cases have you gotten dismissed?
- How well do you know the judge, prosecutor and court staff?
- Have you received training in forensic drug analysis?
- Do you understand the sources of uncertainty (misidentification) of the qualitative measure of solid drugs?
- Do you understand the sources of uncertainty (wrong concentration or weight) of the quantitative measure?
- Do you understand representative sampling, validation of methods, bench work, and federal analog act prosecution?
- Are you familiar with police crime lab techniques used to identify and quantify drugs (Colormetric, GS-MS, GS-FID, and FTIR)?
- Are you familiar with police field testing techniques (NIK test)?
- Are you an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist?
If you did not get a “yes” answer to all these you are not talking to the “right” attorney.
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