When you’re facing serious criminal charges, you don’t just need a strong legal advocate, you need to work with someone who understands the allegations and evidence laid against you. Technology has only advanced in the past several years, and as science becomes a more heavily relied upon source of evidence, lawyers need to be prepared to interpret the materials used in court. A good attorney can’t take the backseat in cases like these, they must be prepared to meet the prosecution head-on with extensive knowledge and understanding.
Although scientific knowledge is certainly no required prerequisite for a legal career, it is an added asset that can make an already proficient lawyer even more capable of understanding your case at its core. Before you hire an attorney, make sure you know how a lawyer-scientist could help your case.
What is a Lawyer-Scientist?
A lawyer scientist is precisely what you would imagine- an attorney who also has experience and education in some applicable study of science. Attorney Rene A. Flores of The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC is one such example. Not only does he have a background in science, he also went the extra step to complete his American Chemical Society-Chemistry and Law (ACS-CHAL) Forensic Lawyer-Scientist certification. To earn this certification, attorneys must complete a rigorous forensic chromatography course, followed by a notoriously challenging examination. To illustrate the importance of this distinction, it's important to note that Attorney Flores is currently the only DWI defense attorney in the greater Hidalgo County valley with this accreditation.
Why Choose a Lawyer-Scientist?
As a certified lawyer-scientist, Attorney Flores can do more than just create legal strategies with the evidence he receives, he can use his scientific knowledge to analyze the evidence himself. Furthermore, he can use technology and scientific methods other attorneys may be hindered by.
In short, a Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, like Attorney Rene Flores, is better equipped to analyze chemical-based evidence, such as:
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results in DWI cases
DNA samples in violent crime cases
Narcotic chemical composition or potency in drug crime cases
As stated above, these tests can be used in a variety of criminal defense cases, including violent crimes, DWI, and drug crimes.
Contact Us Today for Help
If you are facing charges for any of the above-listed crimes, or another crime that would benefit from the help of a forensic lawyer-scientist, our firm wants to hear from you.
Call (956) 606-3606 to discuss your case with our team at The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC.