It’s a six volume set that is updated every year and costs more than $1,000.
To a drug defense lawyer, they’re a must-have and worth every penny.
There’s gold in these books that help drug crime attorneys ensure success, when other lawyers can’t.
Additionally, searches of vehicles are very common in drug cases.
A drug defense lawyer must be familiar with the special rules that exist specifically for automobile cases.
Cars are mobile and therefore, subject to special rules regarding search and seizure.
Reporting of a Drug Overdose
Any report of a possible drug overdose is protected by an automatic statutory affirmative defense, which is called the Good Samaritan law.
For example; if someone is passed out in their car from drug use and the police are called to render assistance, any charges from that incident can be dismissed, even if drugs are found in the car.
Typically, lawyers who don’t specialize in drug cases aren’t even aware of this law.
There are countless other examples that a creative drug defense lawyer can apply to this defense.
Did you know that the definition of possession means that you must also have knowledge or the drug’s presence?
This means that the prosecutor must prove that the defendant knew the drugs were there, and that they knew there were drugs.
If the defendant didn’t make any statements, that can be hard to prove by the prosecutor.
Many lawyers forget or overlook the simplest of defenses.
It’s a fact that the overwhelming majority of drug investigations involve law enforcement investigations with the use of an informant. Informants usually get something, such as a dismissal or their charges or promise of no jail time, in return for their cooperation.
This means that people will do anything, including being dishonest.
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Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society, and is the only forensic lawyer-scientist in Michigan. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. Barton Morris is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation. He’s also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.
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