In drug crime cases, drug crime lab analysis gives police and prosecutors evidence to use against you in trial, but can also present opportunities to beat the charges you are facing. Problems with crime lab analysis and procedural errors can lead to case dismissal or reduced sentences, and Grabel & Associates understands how to challenge evidence, chain of custody, and other aspects of crime lab analysis in complex drug crime cases. Our attorneys work with clients facing heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD, and other drug crime charges, and our drug crimes defense team will effectively defend you in any of Michigan’s counties statewide.
Contact a lawyer now if you are under investigation for drug crime charges, if you have been charged with drug possession, use, or manufacture, or if you believe evidence tampering or other crime lab mistakes put you at risk for wrongful conviction. We will objectively defend you throughout every stage of your case, and we will scrutinize every piece of evidence in order to ensure your case is not affected by faulty crime lab data. Contact our firm immediately to benefit from an experienced attorney who understands how crime lab analysis affects drug crime cases, and how drug crime tests can be challenged in criminal cases.
Drug crime labs utilize numerous tests to determine the type of drugs present in samples, and will work to uncover evidence relevant in drug crime cases. Using specialized equipment, forensic labs can identify unknown substances and confirm police findings.
Color tests utilize chemicals that interact with drugs and change color to indicate if an illegal narcotic is present. For example, the Marquis Color test uses Formaldehyde and concentrated sulfuric acid, which turns purple when it comes into contact with opiates such as heroin, and orange when in contact with amphetamines such as crystal meth. Color tests can be used to indicate marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and other drug content in unknown substances as well.
Ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometry analyzes how a substance reacts to UV and infrared light rays, which can also indicate which illegal drug is present. Another common test is the microcrystalline test, which analyzes crystal patterns of substances when mixed with chemicals under a microscope.
Drug crime labs statewide examine evidence for thousands of cases, and commonly identify marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs, and analogues using a variety of forensic tests. Although these tests can be effective in convicting drug crime offenders, drug crime lab analysis is not faultless, and our attorneys work to protect against wrongful conviction due to flawed evidence and forensic testing.
In drug crime cases, crime lab analysis is essential to guard against wrongful conviction. If a substance appears to be an illegal narcotic, police and drug crime enforcement teams must prove that it is cocaine, LSD, marijuana, or another illegal drug before convicting you. Understanding your rights and working with a skilled attorney will help you avoid problems throughout investigation, and will help you guard against unnecessary punishment.
Drug crime labs must follow specific procedures and any deviation from standard forensic testing procedure could result in flawed evidence. When a crime lab analyst testifies against you, it is crucial to have a lawyer who is aware of common mistakes in drug crime analysis cases. Whether tests used were insufficient to confirm the substance was an illegal narcotic, evidence was tampered with, or missing links in the chain of custody are evident, our lawyers will aggressively fight to protect you and prove your innocence.
Our attorneys understand how drug crime labs work and exactly what prosecutors need to be able to produce in order to convict you. We will look over every piece of evidence and dissect the prosecution’s case to uncover the most effective criminal defense strategies for your unique legal situation. Our team has extensive experience defending clients in drug possession, use, distribution, and manufacturing cases, and we will not rest until you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact a lawyer now if you are facing criminal drug charges in the state of Michigan, or if you are facing federal drug crime charges for an alleged offense committed in Michigan. Our attorneys have proven their skill in thousands of past cases statewide, and we will fight to protect your rights and freedom throughout the criminal justice process.
Call our Michigan drug crime defense firm toll free at 1-800-342-7896 now to speak with an experienced case analyst about your case. You can also contact us online and even set up a free consultation with acclaimed trial lawyer Scott Grabel, who has established a reputation as one of Michigan’s best attorneys. Don’t let drug crime lab analysis mistakes or prosecutor errors put you behind bars, work with a skilled attorney to ensure you receive the best possible defense in your narcotic crime case.