Criminal Defense Case Support
When a person is charged with a drug crime, they have the right to zealous legal defense. However, many criminal defense lawyers don’t have the intricate knowledge of drugs, drug impairment, and toxicology needed to adequately defend their clients in some cases.
This is when a forensic drug expert witness becomes invaluable. By bringing in a witness with a higher degree of knowledge in topics specifically related to the case, the defense can strengthen their argument against the prosecution.
For example, expert witness testimony can provide the evidence needed to show that a defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute did not, in fact, intend to sell the drugs and they were for personal use only. This may allow the charge to be reduced to simple possession, which results in fewer criminal penalties if convicted.