Every year, there are changes in U.S. drug laws that can have significant effects on drug offenders facing trial, and how prosecutors charge defendants. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes in drugs laws in 2017.
Many people who are arrested on a felony drug offense believe that they should immediately start talking to law enforcement officials, but that may be the worst thing you could do. Instead, here are the exact steps you should follow after you are taken into custody on a drug charge.
The law is divided into civil and criminal cases, and there are some fundamental differences in how these cases are decided. While both criminal and civil law seek to punish defendants, they go about it in very different ways, and the standards for finding a defendant guilty are not the same.
After you’ve been arrested and you are facing a trial, your criminal defense lawyer must mount a defense that will either reduce the charges against you, or earn an acquittal.
And while every case is different, there are some common criminal defense strategies that lawyers use to create enough reasonable doubt in a jury’s mind that you committed the crime.
Changes occur in criminal law all the time, and some of them can have a direct impact on the rights of defendants as well as on how prosecutors try cases. Let’s take a look at some of the changes in Iowa criminal law over the past year.