Thursday, June 16, 2011

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As a Criminal Defense Lawyer I defend peoples' rights. I have been criticized for "helping criminals get off on a technicality", but this simply is not the case. That attitude represents a misunderstanding of the importance of criminal procedure to protect individuals from illegal search and seizure, improper handling of evidence and conviction based upon coerced or ill-gotten confessions. This is the basis for your constitutional rights. So what is good for the goose must also be good for the gander.

In the last week a mass mailing was sent to all Idaho Lawyers from the Chief Prosecuting Attorney's office and the Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys. It didn't offer a legal opinion but it notified all Idaho Criminal Attorneys about a breach in policy by four Idaho State Police Laboratory Analysts. The breach had to do with the illegal and improper storage and use of a chemical used by ISP for evidence protocol. Another violation was perpetrated by the lab manager and a lab scientist. This violation had to do with the improper and illegal display and addition of illegal drug look-a-likes.

Now, it is highly unlikely that any of these violations have or will effect the constitutional rights of any individual in the State of Idaho, but they are violations nonetheless. These violations could potentially mean a revocation of their license to store and analyze criminal evidence.

All of this is a testament to the importance of criminal procedure and your constitutional rights. Being a criminal defense attorney doesn't mean getting criminals "off", it means defending and protecting their rights. The last thing any Criminal Defense Lawyer wants is a criminal evidence lab with a sketchy history of mishandling policy. If the lab analysts disregard company and government policy on inconsequential matters then how careful will they be in testing potentially damning and life changing evidence?

I am proud to be a Criminal Lawyer because I think these rights are inalienable and I am not discouraged by nay-sayers or those individuals who want constitutional protections for themselves but are unwilling to guarantee them for all.

If you have been charged with a crime and need to speak to a Boise Criminal Lawyer, give me a call, 208-472-2383. If your rights have been violated, let's see what we can do for you.


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