There are times in a person’s life when the call of millions of dollars is far too strong to resist. Those who choose to manufacture drugs to obtain those millions are still entitled to the finest criminal defense possible.
Apparently, the problem of drug manufacturing is reaching an all time high in the U.S. and is causing untold social problems including mental, emotional and financial hardships for families caught in the tangled web of addiction. It has apparently gotten the U.S. government so concerned that there are rumors they will find a way to increase the number of law enforcement officers on the streets to fight this crime.
While there may be some people who indulge in drug manufacturing and don’t think twice about the consequences of what they are doing, this does not mean that if an investigation is conducted, the right people are actually charged. “It might also mean the investigation was not done in accordance with people’s rights and freedoms under the U.S. Constitution,” stated Daniel H. Wannamaker of Wannamaker and Associates, an Austin, Texas, law firm with offices in Houston and Dallas.
“Above all else, the basic right for anyone charged with a criminal offense is the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. We need to remember this when the police go on drug manufacturing raids and come up with people who may not have known what was going on,” added Wannamaker. In criminal law, things are rarely as they appear and nowhere is it more evident than in the case of drug manufacturing, etc.
While a drug raid may produce evidence of a home-built lab on the premises, it does not necessarily mean the owner of the home is the culprit; it may not be what it appears to be on first glance either. There are too many things that can go wrong when police officers are let loose on the streets to hunt down drug manufacturers.
“Not the least of which is illegally monitoring a person’s power consumption on the premise that they may be running a grow house,” stated Wannamaker, who knows what he’s talking about after having successfully defended such a case. No one is saying there isn’t a drug problem or that drug manufacturing isn’t reaching an all time high.
“What we’re saying (criminal defense attorneys) is that the government needs to proceed with caution and respect the rights of all individuals involved in this process. It is not constitutional to automatically assume someone is guilty and then try and build a case against them later to fit the facts,” said Wannamaker of Wannamaker and Associates, an Austin, Texas, law firm with offices in Houston and Dallas.