People unwittingly making errors.
We prominently reference that human reality on our website at the proven Denver criminal defense law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., because it centrally and recurrently features in our strong client advocacy.
We note therein the simple truth “that good people make mistakes.”
And then there’s this, which is something that most reasonable people immediately understand and agree with: Even in instances where a question legitimately exists as to whether an individual knowingly committed an illegal act, that person has the right to not be adjudged guilty absent a clear showing of culpability by state or federal authorities.
We reference on our site the “bedrock principle” long operative in the United States that stresses the continuing presumption of innocence for a defendant in Colorado or elsewhere who faces a criminal charge.
Authorities must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, which is an imperative that any citizen should be truly thankful for.
Because, without such a requirement, justice would be anything but fair, and a key component for ensuring a fair playing field for individuals accused of crime would be flatly lacking.
That can be especially true in a matter involving the possession or sale of drugs, where issues often arise regarding the particulars of a police/citizen interaction that leads to an arrest and a formal criminal charge.
In many drug crimes cases, the timely and studied input of an experienced defense attorney is warranted to ensure that the rights of an accused are fully protected and that law enforcers are required to prove every element of their case.
As noted, questions can quickly emerge in a drug-related case, ranging from the lawfulness of an initial stop/detention, subsequent search and seizure of evidence and eyewitness testimony to questions surrounding a warrant, the denial of counsel, forensic shortcomings and inappropriate prosecutorial charging.
It is the job of a defense attorney to thoroughly probe all those matters and others that might come to light in a case.
At Shazam Kianpour, out attorneys routinely engage those tasks with proven acumen and energy, along with strong client empathy and a resolve to secure a best-case outcome in every case we handle.