Drug trafficking in Ohio state and federal courts is becoming a more and
more difficult charge to defend. As law enforcement agencies adopt the
newest technological advances of the day, high definition and resolution
body cameras and the tiniest wired recordings pick-up crystal clear audio
and video of alleged criminal activity, including drug trafficking. Essentially,
prosecutors, judges and juries get front row seats to crimes just as though
they are watching an episode of Law and Order.
Law enforcement will go as far as using and manipulating a Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram and other social media accounts in order to implicate a suspect
in a crime.
That being the case, these agencies adopt policies and procedures regarding
the attainment, use, storage and maintenance of this technology and evidence.
And, despite the nature of this evidence, prosecutor’s still have
to meet certain requirements before he or she can ever play the proof
for the jury or the judge.
That is why it is vitally important to hire an experienced criminal defense
lawyer that understands technology – its uses and limitations –
when facing serious criminal allegations, like drug trafficking. Understanding
the rules of evidence, along with the nuances of social media, internet,
cellular technology, and even the manipulation of "screen shots"
can be the difference between "not guilty" and "guilty" verdicts.
At The Stone Law Firm, LTD, our staff understands these nuances, and we
are constantly being educated on advancements in the area of technology
and its uses in court. If you or someone you know is charged in Ohio state
and/or federal court with Drug Trafficking or any other serious felony
or misdemeanor, contact The Stone Law Firm, LTD – conveniently located
in central Ohio at 840 South Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio.
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