Did you know that one of the biggest issues with the justice system is simply how many people become repeat offenders? Just take a look at the raw statistics: Roughly 2 million individuals are behind bars in the United States. Every year, around 700,000 of them are released. This is at the state and the federal level.
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Being charged with a crime can be very frightening, especially for those who have had little to no contact with the legal system before. There are several defenses that may be used to fight a criminal charge, with the most common listed below. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that any defense will be effective but having experienced legal representation is the first step.
When attempting to discover potentially incriminating evidence, police officers must follow very strict rules and procedures. This is especially true in cases where drugs or drug paraphernalia was discovered in an individual's car or home. In such cases, questions may be raised as to whether or not police officers followed proper search and seizure procedures. In cases where doubts are raised over how police officers discovered drug-related evidence, criminal charges may be dismissed.
When an individual is arrested, law enforcement officials sometimes charge them with multiple crimes. Any criminal defense must always address the applicable laws in order to defend an individual against multiple allegations. On occasion, the criminal charges cover a number of allegations that may be different and seemingly unrelated to one another.