Drug and Firearm Crimes

DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT

CONSULTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

“Counsel has a duty to make reasonable investigations or to make a reasonable decision that makes particular investigations unnecessary”.  Kimmelman v. Morrison, 477 U.S. 365, 106 S. CT 2574 (1986). However, “a decision not to investigate cannot be deemed reasonable if it is uninformed.” Fisher v. Gibson, 282 F. 3d 1283 (10th Cir. 2002).

At HR Legal Consultants, we provide experienced and practical Expert Consultant Services and Expert Witness Reports (and Testimony) in Federal and State court regarding expertise in the following areas:

  • Modus Operandi of International and Domestic Drug Trafficking Organizations
  • Title III authorized Wire Intercepts (wiretaps)
  • Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) Investigations with (or without) Murder and Violence in furtherance of the Criminal Enterprise
  • Racketeering (RICO) with (or without) Murder and Violence in furtherance of the Racketeering Enterprise
  • Complex Conspiracy Investigations
  • Capital Drug-related Murder Investigations
  • Criminal Street Gang Investigations
  • Synthetic Drugs (Cannabinoids, Cathinones, and Acetyl Fentanyl) commonly referred to as Spice, Bath Salts, Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze
  • Use of Firearms and Explosives in furtherance of Drug Trafficking, Criminal Enterprises, and Racketeering
  • Money Laundering Investigations
  • Asset Forfeiture Investigations based on Facilitation and Drug Proceeds
  • Surveillance Operations
  • Management of Undercover and Informant Operations to include recruitment, proper evaluation, and control of informants
  • Border Drug Seizures and resulting investigation (Interdiction Cases) to include use of blind mules
  • State and Local Drug Seizures and resulting investigation (Interdiction Cases) to include use of blind mules
  • Interviews and interrogations
  • Law Enforcement Investigative Policy and Procedures
  • Controlled Delivery Operations
  • Reverse Sale Operations (Reversals)
  • Law Enforcement Tactical Operations (Raids) to include Planning and Execution of Search Warrants and Arrest Warrants
  • Federal Civil LawsuitsFederal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) (Negligence and Intentional Torts committed by Federal Employees) (Plaintiff or Defendant)
  • Federal Civil LawsuitsBivens’ Actions (Constitutional Torts committed by Federal Employees) (Plaintiff or Defendant)
  • Federal Civil Lawsuits42 U.S.C. §1983 Lawsuits (Constitutional Torts committed by State or Local Government Employees) (Plaintiff or Defendant)

  • Complete independent Review and Analysis of overall case to determine Strengths, Weaknesses, False Statements, Errors, Misrepresentations, Omissions (Material), and False or Misleading Investigative or Prosecutorial Conclusions – to include any relevant Suppression Matters or other Preliminary Issues
  • Conduct an Early Case Assessment (ECA) to leverage additional Discovery and/or other litigation benefits – and enhance risk reduction
  • Ascertain existence of Exculpatory Evidence and/or failure to pursue Exculpatory Evidence
  • Complete an Analysis to determine exact Role, Culpability, and Exposure of client(s) – if any
  • Preparation of Work Product Report (non-discoverable) regarding results of Review and Analysis for Litigation Readiness
  • Case Strategy and Development Guidance
  • Investigative and Legal Research
  • Preparation of recommended Cross Examination and Deposition questions

  • Preparation Of Expert Witness Reports
  • Preparation Of Expert Witness Affidavits
  • Expert Witness Testimony