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Most practicing drug lawyers will point out that when considering drug-related issues, a lot of questions arise regarding the appropriate qualification of this type of crime and its delimitation. So, for the relevant act, Articles 307, 309 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are provided, in addition to these articles, there is also liability in the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses.
During the commission of a crime, the Criminal Code stipulates that the subject is exclusively narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogues, as well as precursors, the list of which is provided for by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, administratively only narcotic drugs, as well as psychotropic substances.
According to the above articles, the Criminal Code also provides for the storage, production, transportation of narcotic drugs, their mailing with or without the purpose of selling such substances. Considering the jurisprudence, it should be said that if a person manufactured narcotic drugs for the purpose of selling, but did not manage to sell it, then the qualification of such a crime will be as “manufacture for the sale of drugs”, and the crime will be considered as finished.
In the absence of such signs as sales and the purpose of sales, a crime is provided not only in the Criminal Code, but also in the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses. So, the offender will bear administrative responsibility for the illegal production, acquisition and storage of narcotic substances without the purpose of selling in small amounts, provided that these narcotic drugs are not particularly dangerous, otherwise the specified actions of the person will be qualified as criminally punishable, the number is especially dangerous drugs in this case do not play any role, only their availability.
Judicial practice allows the compilation of the size of various drugs. Moreover, if narcotic drugs are the subject of a crime, then adding them together with precursors is unacceptable. You can only make up precursors, their variety.
Criminal procedural legislation, drug-related cases need qualified assistance of a lawyer who will defend your rights and legitimate interests from the moment of the pre-trial investigation, this is necessary in order to collect as much evidence as possible, interrogate witnesses and prepare procedural documents. Our specialists will help you with this.
IMPORTANT! How to understand that a lawyer is an amateur or not a professional in criminal matters?
The lawyer takes a passive position. For example, when a criminal lawyer is just nearby during a search and does nothing (most likely, because he does not understand anything).
The lawyer behaves aggressively towards the investigator or operatives. There are situations when a criminal lawyer constantly gets into conflicts, shouts, and frightens law enforcement officers.
The lawyer is trying to make friends with the investigator. This often happens when a criminal lawyer asks not to seize something during a search and builds friendly relations with the investigator or operatives. High-quality defense in criminal cases is, first of all, the independence and objectivity of a lawyer.
The lawyer claims that you shouldn’t do anything, let the investigation look for evidence. This happens in cases of interrogation, when it is recommended to “completely go to Art. 63 of the Constitution of Ukraine “, instead of fixing the essence of the interrogation and understanding what the person is accused of.
A lawyer uses common phrases without understanding criminal law terminology. You have to understand that criminal cases are not civil. For example, when a lawyer says “some kind of certificate”, “something was taken in court” or confuses the statuses “defendant”, “plaintiff” with criminal “suspect”, “accused”.
A good criminal lawyer is either a former investigator or prosecutor who clearly understands how the investigation works or a lawyer with extensive experience in criminal matters, there is no other way! This is especially important if you are looking for a serious crime lawyer!
Basic recommendations by which you can determine that a criminal lawyer is really a professional and will not cheat.
Relationship. A good attorney or law firm always has clients. Relationships should be built like this – you asked for help, it is not a lawyer who runs after you to lure money out. If the opposite happens, be careful!
Office . A lawyer must have an office and not change it for a certain time (at least a year). There are, of course, different cases, but the most important factor in choosing a lawyer is stability. If a lawyer has been working steadily for a long time, then everything is fine with him, and if everything is fine with him, then most likely you will be fine.
Reviews . Reviews can be viewed in Google or social. networks. At the same time, do you treat reviews reasonably? Read them and grasp the essence. It happens that competitors or other unfriendly people write negative reviews. And it happens that reviews are clocked for a couple of hundred hryvnia.
Media. Today, every person is best told about his social networks. Come and see them. This will help you understand how your future lawyer lives, what cases he does, what achievements he has, by whom and where he is recognized as a specialist.
Experience. A lawyer should not just convince you that he clearly understands what is going on in specific to your situation, he should put on the table the same or similar cases in which he took part and where a positive result has been achieved. If there are only words and there is no evidence – do not believe, every lawyer wants to take money from you. It is important that this money is for the cause, and not for the words.
A contract. A contract with a lawyer is a very complicated thing. Because he makes them every day, but you do not, and it can be difficult to delve into the whole point. Do not be lazy to read! Pay special attention to the lines of the contract – how long the lawyer undertakes to provide legal assistance, the amount of work, either in hours, or in specific actions.
Important! A lawyer cannot guarantee a won case – but he can clearly define the scope of work. Pay attention to general phrases “for providing legal assistance” or “comprehensive support of the case” or “all the services of a lawyer at the stage …”.
A situation may arise when you then say – “I paid 5 thousand USD, but you are not doing anything.” And he will say – “I study the materials and prepare one document for the court and I think that this is enough.” And then you will not prove anything and will be forced to look for another lawyer.
Price is a very important criterion especially in criminal cases. A good professional lawyer cannot be cheap. But at the same time, the price must be justified. Again, if a lawyer takes $ 1,000 and does 5 specific actions for this, this is normal. And when he takes the same $ 1 thousand and speaks for the complex management of the case and then does nothing, then this is not normal.
Comparison. Never agree to work right away with the first lawyer you spoke to. You must have at least 3 interviews. Then you will be able to understand in comparison who is who.
You need a good criminal lawyer. How do you find such a lawyer? Search on the Internet, select several lawyers specifically in criminal cases. Choose at least three attorneys who specialize in criminal law.
Next, you need a consultation on a criminal case. High-quality criminal counseling will let you know whether or not a professional lawyer is, what to do next and how much the services of this criminal lawyer cost.
Follow the advice of a lawyer, act in concert with him.
Cost of services of a criminal defense attorney
Depending on what status you are in, there are two payment options for the services of a criminal lawyer:
1. Accompaniment of certain investigative actions
More suitable for those who are not involved in the case, and are in the case in the status of a witness.
express consultation of a criminal lawyer by phone without analyzing the situation – UAH 500, just to describe your rights to understand what you can do, what you can’t and avoid the first mistakes
preparing a response to a request submit documents – 100 USD
It is important to understand that indeed, according to Art. 93 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine, the investigator has the right to require documents. But what if they are not provided? There is no responsibility for this, but it gives the investigator the right to go and take a court order for a search. Therefore, you need to weigh what is more reasonable for you – to give documents for the request or to sit and wait for a search.
escort during interrogation – 100 USD / hour, but not less than 200 USD for investigative action
search escort – 100 USD / hour, but not less than 500 USD for investigative action
return of seized property – from 500 USD or a percentage of the total cost
other investigative and procedural actions are paid hourly at the rate of – 100 USD hour of the company’s lawyer.
2. Comprehensive conduct of a criminal case at the stage of pre-trial investigation, court of first instance, appeal or cassation.
Comprehensive criminal case management suits a person suspected, accused or convicted. Because it is difficult for a criminal lawyer to immediately determine the scope of work and the strategy of the defense. It is necessary to familiarize yourself with the case to make a protection plan and backup options if the main ones do not work.
The cost of the services of a criminal lawyer for each stage is from 3000 USD. up to $ 10,000 depending on the complexity of the case and its size.
How we work in complex criminal cases:
Signing a contract with a criminal defense attorney and joining the case. This is the first step at which a criminal lawyer in our company’s cases communicates with you in essence, in order to understand what the essence of the crime is and what exactly I can incriminate you.
Familiarization with a criminal case by a criminal defense attorney.
At this stage, you pay – 1 thousand USD. This is the payment for the entry into the case of the criminal lawyers of our company. Study of the materials of the criminal case and the formation of a plan and strategy for the defense. When we understand how much work needs to be done, we issue an invoice for the remainder of the payment within the amount mentioned above.
A must to determine the success fee of criminal defense attorneys is the additional remuneration of criminal defense attorneys for achieving a positive goal in your case. This is a very important point. Since it additionally stimulates the criminal lawyer to achieve a positive result.
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