• "Caught Red-Handed: A Practical Guide to Helping your Client in Federal Drug Crime Cases," Chapter 4, "Inside the Minds Series" 2016-2017 edition
  • September 14, 2016 | Author: Barbara H. Agricola
  • Law Firm: Agricola Law - Opelika Office
  • In the game of life, decisions have a cause and effect. We learned in science class that with every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As a criminal defense attorney, we are not involved in the first portion of that equation and therefore, we are limited. We also get charged ourselves, though not with a crime. We are charged with minimizing the effect; minimizing the size and impact of the opposite reaction. One-third of federal criminal prosecutions are for drug offenses. As a result, drug crimes are the most frequently prosecuted offenses in the federal system. This chapter will address the varying approaches available in the usual drug crime cases from start to finish.