A candid observation of the American criminal justice system can stress without any real argument that defendants confront a system tilted against them from the moment they are criminally charged.
Without proven legal counsel, they stand alone. And they immediately confront when doing so an apparatus of immense resources and power that has one singular and narrow objective.
That is this: to convict them of wrongdoing and secure a maximally punitive sentencing outcome.
The heavy clout commanded by police agencies and prosecutors is always apparent. Its existence makes it a flat imperative that a fundamental element of fairness attaches to every case. We underscore that on our website at the proven Denver criminal defense law firm of Shazam Kianpour & Associates. We note therein that a criminally charged individual must be presumed “innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”
That’s only fair, right?
Yet even that hallowed protection is sometimes tested in cases, and in myriad ways. As a recent Washington, D.C., news report notes, scandal has now permeated an independent firearms testing laboratory that has long been relied upon for its offerings of forensic evidence in criminal matters. Prosecutors recently demanded closure of the entire lab owing to “botched analysis” in a prior case coupled with alleged subsequent attempts to manipulate wrong conclusions.
That would be bad enough in a matter lacking any potential downsides for a targeted wrongdoer. In the case being reported, the fudged misrepresentations actually tied to “a years-old error that mistakenly
linked two killings to the same gun.”
Legal authorities don’t have to play softball with persons on trial. Basic justice does demand that they play fair, though. Anything short of that renders the idea of “justice” fictional.
Questions or concerns regarding any aspect of a criminal charge can be directed to an experienced, aggressive and results-oriented criminal defense legal team.