Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for representing clients accused of drug-related offenses. Written by experienced criminal defense attorneys from across the country, this book guides the reader through the current battlefields in the “war on drugs” – particularly in states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana – and discusses ways in which law enforcement's new investigative techniques, coupled with zealous prosecution and mandatory minimum sentences, are impacting clients and their defense.
Covering a range of topics from scrutinizing the initial investigation and arrest to counseling clients during trial and sentencing, these top lawyers highlight creative strategies for every stage in a drug defense case. These authors also evaluate what to do if the case involves first-time or repeat offenders, federal drug charges, or the addition of a DUI or weapons charge. Finally, these leaders review the proactive steps that defense attorneys should take to obtain the best plea agreement and to mitigate the consequences of their clients' unlawful actions.
The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this dynamic field.