“Clearly, the continued escalation of drug smuggling evinces the growing use of and seemingly unending reliance upon drugs by individuals who cannot tolerate their daily life challenges.
~ Addiction is a never ending cycle that demands rigid adherence to known and successful recovery programs.
~ Better education, developing proven life skills, and utilizing accepted and successful support systems can help reduce this scourge.
The role of defense counsel, among other things, is to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence; find all of the procedural errors, if any; marginalize the opponent case; and, emphasize the mitigating facts and circumstances.
The overriding premise is that everyone deserves a full and fair hearing, and even though accused of a crime are innocent unless and until proven guilty. It is too easy to rush to judgement based upon media accounts that far too frequently do not provide a balanced report.”
Sam Spital, Criminal Defense Lawyer